Week # 484 - Who knows about "Relics"?
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This weeks First and Second place winners will be picked at random…The question must be answered by Saturday at midnight EST.

 

Question:

 

What is a "relic" medal?

 

Our first place winner will receive a copy of "Lincoln Cent Matte Proofs" by Kevin Flynn.

 

There will also be a runner up prize given to a selected player with the correct answer.

 

REMINDER: The Numisma-Quest ends on Saturday at midnight EST. Entries after that time will not be valid. See the Trivia info post for more details

 

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First let me say that this topic is a bit creepy knowing there are medals out there with "parts" of saints on them; however, I do enjoy learning and researching. The answer;

 

Relic medals are parts or items or something associated with a Catholic Saint.

There are 3 levels of the relics;

First Class Relics - Actual part of a saint (a bone, a hair, a limb, etc.)

Second Class Relics - An item that the saint wore (a sock, a shirt, a glove, etc.)

Third Class Relics - The Third Class Relics on this site fall into 2 categories. The first category is a piece of cloth touched to a (first or second class) relic of the saint. Second category: In cases where there is no known existing relic of a saint, the cloth has been touched to the shrine of the saint.

 

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catholic medals with some degree of relation to a saint:

First Class Relics - Actual part of a saint (a bone, a hair, a limb, etc.)

Second Class Relics - An item that the saint wore (a sock, a shirt, a glove, etc.)

Third Class Relics - The Third Class Relics on this site fall into 2 categories. The first category is a piece of cloth touched to a (first or second class) relic of the saint. Second category: In cases where there is no known existing relic of a saint, the cloth has been touched to the shrine of the saint.

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Relic Medals are medals that have a connection to a Saint. 1st class medals contain a part of the Saint (bone, hair, etc...) while 2nd class medals contain something that was used by the Saint such as a shirt. 3rd class, which can be bought and sold contain something that has touched the Saint, generally a piece of cloth. 4th class have been touched to a second class relic.

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The Relic Medals I know of are medals that were made with a Saints likeness that contain a third class relic. The following is the definition of a third class relic.

 

The Third Class Relics on this site fall into 2 categories. The first category is a piece of cloth touched to a (first or second class) relic of the saint. Second category: In cases where there is no known existing relic of a saint, the cloth has been touched to the shrine of the saint.

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Relic Medal

 

 

Class 1- A body part of a saint. (ewww....)

Class 2- Something that the saint wore or used

Class 3- An item, usually metal, that has been in contact with a first class medal

Class 4- An item, usually cloth, that has ben in contact with a 2nd class medal

 

 

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A coin, token or medal -- or any numismatic item -- fashioned from a previous man-made artifact of a different form.

 

 

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A relic medal is a token that is attached to a relic (generally a piece of cloth) which has been associated with a saint. Usually these are given out in limited numbers and are considered third class relics.

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A catholic medal made with a piece of something smehow related to a saint.

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It's a religious medal. Usually has a part of the actual Saint such as a bone or lock of hair but can be something less like not of the person but that the person touched.

These medals are to be given freely and not bought and sold as a sign of respect to the passed Saint.

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A Relic Medal pertains to medal's that are based around Christian Saints and they fall into four categories:

 

First Class Relic is the body or a portion of the body of a Saint; example: bone, flesh, or hair. These are considered so precious that they are rarely entrused to individuals, but are placed in Faith Communities.

 

The Second Class Relic is an item or piece of an item used by the Saint while in the body; example: clothing, Bible, Breviary, Mass vestments, and so on. Again, second class Relics are considered so precious that they are rarely entrused to individuals, but are placed in Faith Communities.

 

The Third Class Relic is something that has been touched to the body (or to a portion of the body) of a Saint. Generally, the Third Class Relic is a piece of cloth, but it need not be, as long as the item so touched conveys holiness and is touched with the intent that it be a third class Relic. Third class Relics may be given to individuals, and may be sold.

 

The Fourth Class Relic, somewhat less known, is something that has been touched to a Second Class Relic of a Saint. Generally, the Fourth Class Relic is a piece of cloth, but it need not be, as long as the item so touched conveys holiness and is touched with the intent that it be a fourth class Relic. Again, fourth class Relics may be given to individuals, and may be sold.

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A medal that holds a piece of cloth that has touched the tomb of a saint.

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A coin that was used in ancient times. An example is the common asian bronze coin with a hole.

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A coin, token or medal -- or any numismatic item -- fashioned from a previous man-made artifact of a different form such as using a coin in the making of jewelry, keychains, etc.

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Question:

 

What is a "relic" medal?

 

Answer: One made of metal obtained by melting some historic object associated with the medal's theme.

 

We have one winner this week and the lucky player is BigBob. Bob will receive a copy of "Lincoln Cent Matte Proofs" by Kevin Flynn.

 

Thank you for playing and please stop by this Friday for the PMG Numisma-Quest question

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