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Pair of thecae with relics of 4 Martyr saints: St Benignus of Dijon, St Justine of Padua, St Crescentia & St Fructuosus of Tarragona

A matching pair of oval silver glass-fronted reliquary thecae, containing first class ex ossibus relics of relics of four martyr saints: Saint Benignus of DijonSaint Justine of PaduaSaint Crescentia, and Saint Fructuosus of Tarragona. The relics are affixed to a red silk background and is titled on a paper cedula as S.Benigni M / S. Iustina M. and S. Crescenti M. / S. Fructuosi M. Back of the thecae are secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Luigi Fransoni († 1862) Archbishop of Turin (1832-1862). The thecae are housed in original tooled leather green silk lined case.

  • Saint Benignus of Dijon (French: Saint Bénigne) was a martyr honored as the patron saint and first herald of Christianity of Dijon, Burgundy
  • Saint Justina (Justine) of Padua is a Christian saint, known for converting Cyprian, a pagan magician of Antioch. She is said to have been martyred in the year 304 AD. Justina was said to have been a young woman who took private vows of chastity and was killed during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian. She is a patron saint of Padua.
  • Saint Crescentia suffered for Christ during the reign of Emperor Diocletian (284-305) with the holy martyrs Vitus and Modestus.
  • Saint Fructuosus of Tarragona († 259) was a bishop, Christian saint, and martyr and an important name in the early history of Christianity in Hispania.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 15/16-DDCR125-2 *
  • Size: 38 x 32 mm
  • Age: ca. 1850's, Italy
  • Price: $2,500
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