A Chalice & Paten Used by Pope John XXIII: June 16, 1959
The gilt sterling silver paten is 6 1/2 in. in diameter. This image is the bottom of the paten containing the engravings for the priest for whom these items were created. Patens are small plates, typically made of gold or silver and hold the bread consecrated at Eucharist.
The Latin inscription is, Ego servus tuus filius ancillae tuae tibi sacrificabo hostiam laudis . (I am your servant and will offer a sacrifice of praise–Psalm 116.) IHS, the Christogram–a shortened form for the name of Jesus Christ, highlights the center of the paten.
Both pieces are marked L. Maluberti, Firenze, 925, as can be seen in the photos below.
They are in their original fitted box with key.
- Date August 10, 2017
- Tags Rare, St. John XXIII