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Reliquary of the Jaw of St. Anthony, 1349
I love this piece. What’s even better, besides it just having a sick jaw encased in gold, is that St. Anthony was known for the speeches and sermons he gave. Ever heard the expression “silver-tongued preacher”? This is who the phrase originated from.

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Reliquary of the Jaw of St. Anthony, 1349

I love this piece. What’s even better, besides it just having a sick jaw encased in gold, is that St. Anthony was known for the speeches and sermons he gave. Ever heard the expression “silver-tongued preacher”? This is who the phrase originated from.

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