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Theca with relics of Saint Unmercenary Healers Cosmas & Damian

Oval silver glass-fronted reliquary theca housing substantial ex ossibus relics of Saint Unmercenary Healers Cosmas and Damian. The relics are surrounded by twisted wire ornamentation and identified with paper cedula inscribed in 18th century ductus as S. Cosma[e] / S. Damiano M. The reliquary is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Catholic bishop.

Saints Cosmas and Damian († c. ad 287) were twin brothers, physicians, and early Christian martyrs suffered martyrdom in Syria during the persecution of the Emperor Diocletian. They were venerated as early as the 4th century, when churches dedicated to them were established at Jerusalem, in Egypt and in Mesopotamia. They are Holy Patrons of surgeonsphysiciansdentists, protectors of children, barberspharmacistsveterinariansorphanagesday-care centersconfectioners, children in house, against hernia, and against the plague.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 117-DDMR-1
  • Age: ca. 18th century
  • Price: $2,80020% off$2,240
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross