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Important reliquary with relic of Saint Benedicta (Benedetta) of Rome, Virgin Martyr

Large oval glass fronted parcel guilt wood reliquary housing historically important bone relic of Saint Benedicta, Virgin and Martyr. The relic, over 150 mm in length, is affixed to the background of red silk and titled on an intricately cut cedula as S. Benedictae Mar[tirus]. The protection seals on the back are missing and there is no indication that the reliquary was originally sealed. 

 St. Benedicta of Rome (†364), was a Christian religious woman martyred in Rome, beheaded by a sword during the prosecutions of the Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate. She was canonized pre-congregation and her feast day is celebrated on January 4th. 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 96-RSCR-55
  • Size: 23 x 17.5 cm (9 x 7 in)
  • Age: ca. 18th century
  • Price: Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross
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