25 APRIL 1931, Page 11


Another famous relic is to be sold at Christie's on May 12th. It is the ivory cup from which Thomas Becket is said to have drunk, in a silver setting of some centuries later. Unfortunately it is still necessary to urge that something should be done to secure such relics for the nation, but perhaps this time we need not invoke the State. The Chapter of Canterbury, the City of London, and the House of Lords should surely be able, even in these days, to raise, between them, a sufficient sum of money to buy the cup.