This Saint Victor of Xanten Plaque commemorates the 4th-century military martyr. His presumed remains were preserved since the 12th century in a shrine which is today embedded in the high altar of the Cathedral of Xanten in North Rhein-Westphalia, Germany. This is a great gift for a first communion, birthday, confirmation,Christmas, and St. Victor’s feast day on October 10th.
A Solid Bronze Wall Plaque in Two Sizes
This bronze plaque is available in two sizes: small (p148k – 2 x 1.8 inches) or large (p123g – 7.9 x 6.3 inches). This plaque will hang with ease on any wall in study, home, or office. Designed and realized in Germany by an internationally-renowned goldsmith, this solid bronze plaque is a great gift for that special “Victor” or “Vic” in your life!
A Fourth-Century Military Martyr
According to tradition, Saint Victor was a Prefect of the Cohort of the Theban Legion. Because he refused to offer sacrifice to the Roman gods, he was executed in the 4th century in the amphitheater of Castra Vetera (the site of present-day Xanten, Germany). According to legend, Saint Helena of Constantinople recovered the bones of Saint Victor and his legion and erected a chapel in their honour. The Xanten Cathedral, St. Victor’s Cathedral – the largest cathedral between Cologne and the sea – now stands on this spot.