Regina Sanctorum Omnium
Queen of All Saints

Mary is like the moon among lesser stars ("Velut inter stellas luna minores"), meaning she is the greatest of all saints.  This idea is reinforced with still another inscription, "Super eminet omnes." Mary exceeds all other saints in holiness.

The figure of Mary is dressed in queenly apparel.  She is surrounded by saints offering their crowns to her in a gesture of reverence.  We are able to make out the following: Noah, Peter, Laurentius, Agnes, David and a sixth nondescript saint.  Countless other saints are gathered around an angel offering Mary the imperial crown placed on a cushion.

Mary's pre-eminent holiness is again highlighted in the lemma, "The mount of the Lord's house shall be higher than the mountains" (Micah 4:1).


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