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Arranged in alcoves to the sides
Found in 1820 behind the altar of Saint Germain d’Auxerre whilst renovations were taking place. Casket restored in the 19th century
Size: 5.5cm high, 8.5cm wide, 4cm deep – 2¼ ins high, 3¼ ins wide, 1½ ins deep
Purchased 1932 in Reims, France
Thence by descent; Inventory no.667
Saint Pothin, or in English Pothinus, was martyred during persecutions by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius along with Alexander, Attalus, Sanctius and others. They were all killed by wild beasts in a Roman Amphitheatre.