Religion: The Martyrs' Heads

At a Brussels auction last year, Antique Dealer Victor van Uytrecht noticed two handsome 18th century bronze busts of Roman soldiers in coats of mail. He bought them and took them back home to Namur. There, Van Uytrecht's partner and stepson noticed that one of the heads seemed a bit loose. When he tried to tighten it, the bust came apart. Inside was a wooden box, bound with red silk bands and heavy seals, inscribed Cap. S. Felicis. M.

The dealers promptly called in a neighbor priest, who identified the box as a reliquary...

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