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Theca with a second class ex pallio relic of Saint Francis of Assisi

Oval crystal-fronted silver reliquary theca housing ex pallio (of the dress) relic of Saint Francis of Assisi. The theca is decorated with a twisted wire oranmentation and the relic is identified on a paper cedula as S. Francis De Assisi. The theca is secured on the back with a seal of red Spanish wax with inprint of a coat of arms of a Catholic Bishop.

Saint Francis of Assisi (†1226), was an Italian Roman Catholic friar and preacher who founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women's Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 36-DDCR125-1
  • Size: 30 mm x 28 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century, Italy
  • Price: $950
  • Silver

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