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Documented theca with relics of St. Andrew, the First-Called Apostle

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Documented theca with relics of St. Andrew, the First-Called Apostle

Oval silver glass-fronted theca housing the first-class ex ossibus relic of Saint Andrew, the Apostle. The relic is affixed to a silk background, surrounded by silver wire and paperolle ornamentation, and identified on a manuscript cedula label as S. And. Ap. (Saint Andrew, 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 Andrew the Apostle († mid to late 1st century AD), called in the Orthodox tradition Protokletos or the First-called, was one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus and the elder brother of Saint Peter. He is a holy patron of Scotland, Barbados, Ukraine, Russia, Sicily, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Patras, San Andrés (Tenerife), Diocese of Parañaque, City of Manila, Amalfi, Luqa (Malta) and Prussia; Diocese of Victoria; fishermen, fishmongers and rope-makers, textile workers, singers, miners, pregnant women, butchers, farmworkers, protection against sore throats, protection against convulsions, protection against fever, and protection against whooping cough.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 32-RSMBR-75
  • Size: 27 x 23 mm
  • Age: ca. 1764
  • Origin: Italy
  • Materials: silver, glass
  • Price: $5,000
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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