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Important documented reliquary monstrance with a tooth relic of St. Sebastian, Martyr, patron of soldiers & athletes

Small Baroque silvered brass reliquary monstrance housing first-class ex dente (of the tooth) relic of Saint Sebastian, MartyrThe entire tooth relic is housed inside of a crystal-fronted cavity, where it is surrounded by paperolle ornamentation and identified on a manuscript cedula label as S. Sebastiani M. (Saint Sebastian, Martyr). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of Cardinal Giuseppe Maria Spina (†1828), an important official of the Vatican Curia, and the Archbishop of Genova and Cardinal-Priest of the church of Saint Agnes Outside the Walls in Rome. It is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Joseph Compiano a Seer on behalf of Monsignor Spina in 1812. 

This item is suitable for private and public veneration. 

Translation of the authentics document  from Latin:

JOSEPH Spina Cardinal-priest of the Holy Roman Church of the titular church Saint Agnes Outside the Walls of the City [of Rome]. By the grace of God and of the Apostolic See the Archbishop of Genoa, Perpetual Abbot of [the] Saint Syrus [basilica], and the legate of the Apostolic See. To all and each about to inspect this document made by the hand of ours, we make our certain assurance and we swear that, to the greater glory of God the Omnipotent and the veneration of his Saints, we recognize the Holy Relic described below to have been extracted in good faith from its authentic places, namely from the Tooth of Saint Sebastian, Martyr which we have reverently inserted into a small reliquary made of silvered metal tied with a red string and secured with a small seal of our Curia impressed in red Spanish wax, and we have relinquished it along with the permission to be kept in its own place, to be given to others, and to be placed and publicly exhibited in whatever church, chapel, or oratory for the veneration of the Faithful. In trust of which things we have commissioned this document to be made signed in our own hand and secured with the seal of our Curia. Dictated in Genoa from the palace of the Archbishop, June 30 of the year 1812. Cardinal Joseph, Archbishop of Genoa.

Saint Sebastian († c. 288) was an early Christian saint and martyr. According to Christian belief, he was killed during the Roman emperor Diocletian's persecution of Christians. He is commonly depicted in art and literature tied to a post or tree and shot with arrows. Patron of Soldiers, plague-stricken, archers, holy Christian death, athletes, Negombo, and Roman Catholic Diocese of Tarlac.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 231-RSCR-12
  • Size: Monstrance – 22 cm (8 1/2 inches) tall
  • Age: ca. 1812
  • Origin: Genoa, Italy
  • Materials: silvered brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price: SOLD!
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