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Reliquary theca with relics of 2 Martyr Saints Gervasius and Protasius, Patron Saints of Milan

Round white-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relics of the Saints Gervasius and ProtasiusThe relics are affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as Ss. Gervasii et Protasii, Mart. (Saints Gervasius and Protasius, Martyrs).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milan. 

Saints Gervasius and Protasius are venerated as Christian martyrs, probably of the 2nd century. They are the patron saints of Milan and of haymakers and are invoked for the discovery of thieves. Their feast day in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church is 19 June, the day marking the translation of their relics. In the Eastern Orthodox Church and in the Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church, their feast takes place on 14 October (O.S.)/24 October (N.S.), the traditional day of their death.

 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 543-RSGSR
  • Size: 37 mm across
  • Age: ca. 1990s
  • Origin: Milan, Italy
  • Materials: Metal, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price: $600
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