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Theca with first class relic of Saint Lucia of Syracuse

Oval glass-fronted silver-washed brass reliquary theca housing ex ossibus relic of Saint Lucia of Syracuse. The relic is surrounded by twisted wire oranmentation and identified on a paper cedula as S. Luciae V. M. (Saint Lucia Virgin and Matryr) and secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Luigi Fransoni († 1862) Archbishop of Turin (1832-1862).

St. Lucia of Syracuse (†304), also known as Saint Lucy, or Saint Lucia (Italian: Santa Lucia), was a young Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution who is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Churches. She is one of eight women, who along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, are commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. She is a patron of the blind; martyrs; Perugia, Italy; Mtarfa, Malta; epidemics; salesmen, Syracuse, Italy, throat infections, and writers.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 77-DDCR125-1
  • Size: 35 mm x 30 mm
  • Age: ca. Mid 19th century, Italy
  • Price: $950
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