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Philip; notable is the fragment of the Toledan inscription which reproduces a part of the Credo Vives, n. 552. Also very important is the treasure of Guarrazar period of Recesvinto discovered in the 19th c. near Guadamur Toledo, composed of a group of votive crowns and richly decorated crosses. Miami Map The best-known early Christian complex is that of Valencia excavated from 1985, where the cult of the martyr Vincent gave origin to the creation of a series of rooms linked to his passion known from his Passio and from Prudentius. The church of Roqueta, where the martyr was first buried, has been located; related structures of an important monastic community at Punta de l’Illa, probably founded by Bishop Justinian and destroyed at the end of the 6th c., have been documented. Excavations done in the area of Almoina have brought to light a 4th-c. necropolis a handmade glass article with biblical scenes has been found there, part of a child’s funeral trousseau late 4th c. and a small church probably with three aisles and horseshoe apse, at the lower levels of which are the remains of a 3rd-c. administrative building, which has been interpreted by its excavators as the place where the martyrdom occurred; the most famous find here is a marble altar intact in one piece. The cathedral is from the Visigothic period, a basilica with three aisles and central apse. Two buildings are attached to the cathedral at its extreme N and S: the latter is called St. Vincent’s Prison, though it is actually a bishop’s funerary church, cruciform with square apse, also containing a second grave dated to ca. 560; the building to the N is also cruciform, perhaps a baptistery or another funerary environment. The complex and the deposition of St. Vincent’s relics there have been traditionally attributed to Justinian, but more recent studies seem to attribute it to Anesius, another bishop of the city.

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