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Reliquary theca with relics of Saint Lucretia of Merida

Round glass-fronted reliquary theca dating to 1920's housing first class ex ossibus (from the bone) relics of Saint Lucretia of Merida. The relics are affixed to a red silk background and identified on a typographic cedula as S. Lucretiae V. M. (Saint Lucretia, Virgin, Martyr)On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a hardly visible imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Gabriele Natale Moriondo (†1946), Bishop of Caserta (1922-1943).

 Saint Lucretia of Meridawas a virgin martyr of western Spain who was put to death in Merida during the Roman Persecutions. Her feast day is celebrated on the 22nd of November. 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 11-RSABR-2
  • Size: 30 mm in diameter
  • Age: ca. 1920's
  • Materials: White metal
  • Price: $350
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