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Reliquary theca with relics of Saint Peter Damian, patron Saint of freerunners

Oval  glass-fronted silver theca housing first-class relics of Saint Peter Damian.The relic is affixed to a multi-color silk background surrounded by golden paperole and twisted silver wire ornamentation and titled on a handwritten cedula label as S. Rosaliae V. (Saint Rosalia Virgin).  On the back the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved red wax seal with a coat of arms of a Catholic Bishop.

Saint Peter Damian (†1073) was a reforming Benedictine monk and cardinal in the circle of Pope Leo IX. Dante Alighieri placed him in one of the highest circles of Paradiso as a great predecessor of Saint Francis of Assisi and he was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1828. He is a Patron Saint of traceurs, forerunners and his feast day is 21 February.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 80-RSABR-25
  • Size: 29 x 25 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century, Italy
  • Price: $750