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Documented theca with relics of Saint Paulinus of Antioch, Martyr

Oval glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first class ex ossibus (from the bone) relics of Saint Paulinusof Antioch, Martyr. The relics are affixed to a red silk background, surrounded by twisted silver wire ornamentation and identified on a fancy shaped cedula label as Ex Oss S. Paulini / M. i Ep. Luca (Of the bone of Saint Paulini, Martyr and Bishop of Lucca). On the back, under a protective cap with an image of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of fr. Giulio Arrigoni O.F.M. Ref. (†), the Archbishop of Lucca. It is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed by Fr. Arrigoni in 1851. 

Saint Paulinus of Antioch​, Bishop​ of Lucca (†67) was an early Christian Martyr believed to have been converted and sent by St. Peter, whom he met at Antioch, to Lucca​ to become the first Bishop of that city. He is venerated by both Catholic and Orthodox churches and his feast day is commemorated on July 12. ​

Additional Info

  • ID#: 99-RSABR-75
  • Size: 27 x 24 mm
  • Age: ca. 1851
  • Price: $1,250

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