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Rare reliquary in silvered bronze with a glass front, containing the first class relic Ex Ossibus of Saint Ursula. The relic is fixed on a fabric background decorated with gold threads, pearls and colored stones, it is identified in Latin on a handwritten label as S: Ursula: M

Good used condition with its original glass.

Original seal detached.

PERIOD : 18th
SIZE : 5cm X 3.5cm X 1.3cm
SIZE : 2" X 1.4" X 0.5"

Saint Ursula was a 4th century AD Breton princess who lived in Cologne, Germany. She was known for her piety and commitment to the poor. According to tradition, she and a group of companions were martyred by the Huns after refusing to marry them and renouncing their Christian faith. Their exact number varies according to the accounts, ranging from eleven thousand to eleven. Saint Ursula is venerated by the Catholic Church as a holy martyr and her feast day is October 21.

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