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Reliquary theca with relics of Saint Francis Borgia O.M.

18th century oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing second-calss ex tunica (from the shirt ) pre-canonization relic of Saint Nicola SaggioThe relic is affixed to a red silk background, surrounded by golden paperolle and silver cord ornamentation and identified in manuscript cedula label as Ex Tunica / S. Nica Long (Of the shirt of Blessed Nicola of Longobardi). On the back the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of the Order of Minims.

Saint Nicola Saggio O.M. (†1709) was an Italian Roman Catholic professed oblate of the Order of Minimsborn in 1650 in Longobardi, Italy. He was beatified in 1786 and canonized as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on 23 November 2014.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 24-RSMR-5
  • Size: 23 x 21 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century
  • Origin: Italy
  • Materials: silver
  • Price: $495
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