This is a Signed, Numbered, Limited Edition Solid Resin Replica of the Echmiadzin Lance of Christ, Antioch Version. The Original Lance, currently in Echmiadzin, Armenia, was originally discovered during the First Crusade. In 1098 the Crusader Peter Bartholomew reported that he had a Vision in which St. Andrew told him that the Holy Lance was buried in St. Peter's Cathedral in Antioch. After much digging in the cathedral, a Lance was discovered. This was considered a miracle by the Crusaders who were able to rout the Muslim army besieging the city and decisively capture Antioch.
The Lance (Greek: longche) is mentioned only in the Gospel of John (19:31,37) and not in any of the Synoptic Gospels. The Gospel states that the Romans planned to break Jesus' legs, a practice known as Crurifragium, which was a method of hastening death during a Crucifixion. Just before they did so, they realized that Jesus was already dead and that there was no reason to break his legs. To make sure that he was dead, a Roman soldier (named in extra-Biblical tradition as Longinus) stabbed him in the side, with what would be known as the Spear of Destiny.
This Spear of Destiny is made out of Solid Resin and is a Artists Rendering of the original that is in Armenia. It is 14 inches long x 5 inches wide x 2 inches thick. It is Antique Silver in color to appear as the original lance would have looked at the time. It weighs 2 pounds.
The Spear also comes complete with a Signed, Numbered Certificate and a Free PDF download of our 100 Page book: The Spear of Destiny, a $29.99 value. The book explains the history of the Spear and also has several old drawings and copies of old Historical Newspaper articles about the Spear. The Book also has a full page color image of each, The Real Vienna Spear and also the Real Echmiadzen Spear. See pictures above.
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The Case and Hofburg Spear , as shown, do not come with this item. They are available as a option in pull down menu. The case is made out of High Quality .25 inch Acrylic. It measues; 19.5 inches Long x 5 inches Wide x 3.5 inches high. It is a must to Display either Spear in.
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