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Theca with a first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Lawrence of Rome

Glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing first class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Lawrence of Rome. The relic is identified on a paper cedula as S. Laurenti M(artyris) . The theca is secured on the back with a seal of red Spanish wax with inprint of a coat of arms of a Catholic Bishop.

Saint Lawrence of Rome (Laurence in the Anglican Communion) († 258) was one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome under Pope Sixtus II who were martyred during the persecution by Emperor Valerian in 258.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 04-DDCR125-5
  • Size: 38 mm x 30 mm
  • Age: ca. 1850's, Italy
  • Price: $500
  • Silver
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