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Theca with a first-class relic of Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Apostle to the English

Glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Augustine of Canterbury. The relic is identified on a paper cedula label as S. Augustini and secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of Luigi Fransoni († 1862) Archbishop of Turin (1832-1862).

Saint Augustine of Canterbury (†604) was a Benedictine monk who became the first Archbishop of Canterbury in the year 597. He is considered the "Apostle to the English" and a founder of the English Church.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 69-DDCR125-1
  • Size: 35 mm x 30 mm
  • Age: ca. 1850
  • Price: $900
  • Silver
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