from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A reliquary for the bones of a saint.
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A well-preserved vase-shaped osteotheca dating to the Early Imperial period
Further finds included a fourth-century A.D. coin of the emperor Valens, a piece of statuary, and a fragment of a Hellenistic osteotheca (ash urn) that represents the handle of a sword.
Last week, the remains of an osteotheca (ash urn) were found reused within the limestone base of the southeast corner pilaster.