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Theca with a first class ex ossibus relic of the Saint Andrew Avellino

Glass-fronted gilt silver reliquary theca housing first class ex ossibus relic of the Saint Andrew Avellino. The relic is surrounded by paperole ornamentation and identified on a paper cedula as S. And. Avel. and secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Italian Bishop.

Saint Andrew Avellino († 1608) was an Italian saint. Born at Castronuovo, a small town in the province of Potenza Basilicata, his baptismal name was Lancelotto, which out of love for the cross he changed into Andrew when he entered the Order of Theatines. He is a patron of Naples, Sicily and invoked against sudden death.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 80-DDCR125-5
  • Size: 28 mm x 24 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century, Italy
  • Price: $500