Vintage St Lucy Celluloid Button - Saint Lucia of SyracuseSKU: 12874
Vintage pinback button of St Lucia, aka St. Lucy. She is holding a dish with two eyes on it in one hand and a palm branch in her other hand. The eyes represent popular devotion to her as protector of sight, because of her name, Lucia (from the Latin word "lux" which means "light" and the palm branch is a symbol of victory over evil. The backside of the pin is rusty from age as you can see in the photos. This is a small pin measuring 7/8" in diameter
Lucia of Syracuse (283–304), also known as Saint Lucy, or Saint Lucia (Italian: Santa Lucia), was a young Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution. She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Churches. She is one of eight women, who along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, are commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. Her feast day, known as Saint Lucy's Day, is celebrated in the West on 13 December. ~ Wikipedia
She is the Patron against hemorrhages; authors; blind people; blindness; cutlers; dysentery; eye disease; eye problems; glaziers; laborers; martyrs; peasants; Perugia, Italy; saddlers; salesmen; stained glass workers; Syracuse, Sicily; throat infections; writers.
Size: 7/8" in diameter (22mm)
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