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Theca with relics of Saint Martyr Lucia of Syracuse (Saint Lucy or Saint Lucia)

Oval glass-fronted silvered brass reliquary theca housing first class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of St. Lucia of Syracuse. The relics are affixed on a background of red silk, surrounded by twisted silver wire ornamentation and identified on a paper typographic cedula as S.Luciae V.M (St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr). The reliquary is secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Italian Bishop.

 St. Lucia of Syracuse (†304), also known as Saint Lucy, or Saint Lucia (Italian: Santa Lucia), was a young Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution who is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Churches. She is one of eight women, who along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, are commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. She is a patron of the blind; martyrs; Perugia, Italy; Mtarfa, Malta; epidemics; salesmen, Syracuse, Italy, throat infections, and writers.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 90-DDCR125-2
  • Size: 27 x 25 mm
  • Age: ca. 19th century, Italy
  • Materials: silvered brass
  • Price: SOLD!
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