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Documented theca with relics of St. James the Greater, the Apostle

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Documented theca with relics of St. James the Greater, the Apostle

Oval silver glass-fronted theca housing substantial first-class ex ossibus relic of Saint James the Greater, the Apostle. The relic is affixed to a silk background, surrounded by paperolle and twisted wire ornamentation and identified on a manuscript cedula label as S. Simoni Ap. (Saint Simon, Apostle).  On the back,  the theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of  Giorgio Maria de Lascaris C.R. (†1795), Titular Patriarch of Jerusalem (1762-1795) and consultant to the Congregation for Indulgences and Sacred Relics in the Roman Curia responsible he task of managing the granting of authentication to the relics. The theca is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and hand-signed by Patriarch de Lascaris in 1764, 

Saint James, the Apostle († 44 AD) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, and traditionally considered the first apostle to be martyred. He is also called James the Greater or James the Great to distinguish him from James, son of Alphaeus and James the Just. James the Greater is the patron saint of Spain, and as such is often identified as Santiago.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 34-RSMBR-75
  • Size: 34 x 32 mm
  • Age: ca. 1764
  • Origin: Italy
  • Materials: Silver, glass
  • Price: $4,500
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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