Reliquary Relic of St. Peter - St. Paul Apostle - Saint Patrons of Rome

Reliquary Relic of St. Peter & St. Paul Apostles

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A very special item we've just acquired from a friend who asked us to put it up.
It was his father's who acquired from his great-grandmother....a piece of history handed down from ancestors.
It's a 1700's reliquary containing the first class relics of the Saint Apostles Peter and Paul that we would like to share with you. A museum piece to look at and to treasure.
A fine reliquary, handmade by the nuns centuries ago.
Small Size: 1 1/4"
The reliquary has a small thread that is consumed and it is showed in the picture, but besides this, the reliquary is intact.
All other threads are intact. It is covered by glass and its wax seal is intact.
The paper rolls inside are firmly set and so are the paper decorations handwritten in Latin.

According to Christian tradition, Peter was crucified in Rome under Emperor Nero Augustus Caesar. It is traditionally held that he was crucified upside down at his own request, since he saw himself unworthy to be crucified in the same way as Jesus. Tradition holds that he was crucified at the site of the Clementine Chapel. His remains are said to be those contained in the underground Confession of St. Peter's Basilica, where Pope Paul VI announced in 1968 the excavated discovery of a first-century Roman cemetery. Every 29 June since 1736, a statue of Saint Peter in St. Peter's Basilica is adorned with papal tiara, ring of the fisherman, and papal vestments, as part of the celebration of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. According to Catholic doctrine, the direct papal successor to Saint Peter is the incumbent pope, currently Pope Francis.
St. Paul arrived in Rome around 60, where he spent another two years under house arrest. The narrative of Acts ends with Paul preaching in Rome for two years from his rented home while awaiting trial.
Jerome in his De Viris Illustribus (392 AD) writing on Paul's biography, mentions that "Paul was buried in the Ostian Way at Rome".
In 2002, an 8 foot long marble sarcophagus, inscribed with the words "PAULO APOSTOLO MART" ("Paul apostle martyr") was discovered during excavations around the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls on the Via Ostiensis. Archaeologists declared this to be the tomb of Paul the Apostle in 2005. In June 2009, Pope Benedict XVI announced excavation results concerning the tomb. The sarcophagus was not opened but was examined by means of a probe, which revealed pieces of incense, purple and blue linen, and small bone fragments. The bone was radiocarbon-dated to the 1st or 2nd century. According to these findings support the conclusion that the tomb is Paul's.
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