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I think that the spear that's in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna is
the spear of St. Mauritius, given to an early Ottonian by the king of
Burgundy and part of the German imperial regalia.  Just confusingly called
the "Holy Lance."

Phyllis

>medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
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>Phyllis Jestice <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>Longinus (1st cent.)...  Perhaps the best legend is that Longinus collected
>Jesus' blood in a chalice and brought it to Mantua
>
>
>well, the *best* legend is that "Longinus" was the name of the guy's spear.
>
>speaking of which, is any of that stuff about it being an especial obcession
>of Hitler & his Boys actually true?
>
>and, is the spear still in Vienna?
>
>christopher
>
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