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Reliquary theca with relics of Saint Gerolamo Emiliani, founder of the Somaschi Fathers

Round glass-fronted reliquary theca dating to 1920's housing first class ex ossibus (from the bone) relics of Saint Gerolamo Emiliani. The relics are affixed to a silk background and identified on a typographic cedula as S. Hier, Aemil (Saint Gerolamo Emiliani). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a perfectly preserved imprint of a coat of arms of a Roman Catholic bishop.

Gerolamo Emiliani (Hieronymus Emiliani) (†1537), was an Italian humanitarian, founder of the Somaschi Fathers, and saint of the Roman Catholic Church​. He was canonized by Pope Clement XIII on July 16, 1767 and in 1928 Pius Xl named him the patron of orphans and abandoned children.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 07-RSABR-2
  • Size: 32 mm in diameter
  • Age: ca. 1920's
  • Materials: Yellow metal
  • Price: SOLD!

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