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Reliquary theca with relics of Saint Francis de Sales OFM, Archbishop of Geneva

Oval theca housing relics of Saint Saint Francis de Sales OFM, Archbishop of Geneva. The relic is afficed to a background of multicolored silk and surrounded by paperole and twisted wire ornamentation. The theca is seecured on the back by a seal of red Spanish wax with unclear imprint of coat of arms of a Catholic Bishop.

 Saint Francis de Sales, CO OM OFM Cap. (French: François de Sales; †1622) was a Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. He became noted for his deep faith and his gentle approach to the religious divisions in his land resulting from the Protestant Reformation.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 17-LPR-3
  • Size: 32 x 30 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century
  • Materials: silver
  • Price: $875
  • Silver

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