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  1. #1 Decapitated Head Of St. Vitalis, Patron Saint Of Genital Disease,To Be Auctioned 
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    The term "VD" is slang for venereal disease, but, in this case, it can also stand for "Vitalis' Dome," as in St. Vitalis, the patron saint for genital diseases.

    Soon, some lucky collector of rare artifacts may know the joy that only comes when you have the decapitated skull of a Catholic saint in your possession.

    On May 29, the noggin of St. Vitalis of Assisi will be sold at auction in Duleek, Ireland. The macabre memento has a pre-auction value between $1,100 and $1,700. The family selling the saintly skull are an Anglo-Irish family based in County Louth, the...


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    This has a decapitated head and genital references - how is this not Lounge material? :p


    I expect there is no provenance for this object and that's why the valuation is so low. First Class relics are very, very pricey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    This has a decapitated head and genital references - how is this not Lounge material? :p


    I expect there is no provenance for this object and that's why the valuation is so low. First Class relics are very, very pricey.
    My question is why was he decapitated and how did he come to be in Ireland ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    My question is why was he decapitated and how did he come to be in Ireland ?
    It didn't say which head. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    My question is why was he decapitated and how did he come to be in Ireland ?
    I expect there is more pious fraud here than objective fact. I'm not much bothered by pious fraud but that would account for the private possession by a relatively obscure Irish family as well as the price tag. The Vatican has a branch devoted to tracking relics and establishing their history. Evidently the Vatican has found this object wanting on some level. ;)
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    There's got be a "free clinic" somewhere in this country in which this would be appropriate decor-like the famous Haight-Ashbury clinic in SF.
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