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Documented reliquary with relics of Saint Lucia of Syracuse

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing first class ex ossibus (from the bone) relics of Saint Lucia of Syracuse. The relics are affixed to a red silk background and identified on a paper cedula as S. Luciae V. M. (Saint Lucia, Virgin and Martyr). On the back the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a clear imprint of a coat of arms of a Catholic BishopThe reliquary is accompanied by an authentics document under the coat of ams of Pope Pius X issued by Cardinal Pietro Respighi (1913) in a capacity of the Vicar General of the Roman Curia and dated 1909.

Saint 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#: 43-RSABR-5
  • Size: 28 x 24 mm
  • Age: ca. 1900
  • Materials: silver
  • Price: $1,250
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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