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Theca with a first-class ex ossibus relic of Saint Dominic de Guzmán, founder of the Dominican Order

Glass-fronted silvered metal reliquary theca decorated with paperole ornamentation and housing first class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Dominic de Guzmán. The relic is identified on a paper cedula as S. Dominici C(aleruega) and secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of a Catholic Bishop.

Saint Dominic (Spanish: Santo Domingo), also known as Dominic of Osma and Dominic of Caleruega, often called Dominic de Guzmán and Domingo Félix de Guzmán (†1221), was a Castilian priest and founder of the Dominican Order. He is a holy patron of Astronomers; astronomy; Dominican Republic; falsely accused people; Santo Domingo Pueblo, Valletta, Birgu (Malta), and Managua.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 32-DDCR125-1
  • Size: 30 mm x 28 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century
  • Origin: Italy
  • Price: $1,350

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