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A symbol of victory. When found in the catacombs it marked a martyr's grave. It is also the emblem of many saints who suffered in the Roman persecutions. In depicting the Last Judgment, it is the symbol of final triumph (Apocalypse 7-9). Palms marked Christ's triumphal entrance into Jerusalem.
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