Two Recently Dug Crosses

Here are two crosses I found recently on ploughed land, the larger aluminum one was found about 10cm below ground on a centuries old brook embankment. Chronologically, both objects seem to fall in the World War I era.

As you can see from the photos, the larger has several inscriptions on it.

The front side says:

ST. ANTONIO DI PADOVA

VENERATO NELLA BASILICA DI S. APOLLINARE

RAVENNA,

which tells us, it is dedicated to St. Antonio from Padova (Italy), more precisely in the basilica of Sant’Apollinare.

On its back, there is a latin inscription:

ECCE CRVCEM DOMINI FVGITE PARTES ADVERSAE. VICIT LEO DE TRIBV IVDA RADIX DAVID ALLELVIA

The basilica in question seems to have an interesting and turbulent history.

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