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Theca with first class relic of Saint Margaret of Cortona

Oval glass-fronted silvered brass reliquary theca housing ex ossibus relic of Saint Margaret of Cortona. The relic is identified on a paper cedula as S Margarita Cort. and secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Italian bishop.

Saint Margaret of Cortona, T.O.S.F., (†1297) was an Italian penitent of the Third Order of St. Francis who was canonized in 1728. She is the patron saint of the falsely accused, hoboes, homeless, insane, orphaned, mentally ill, midwives, penitents, single mothers, reformed prostitutes, stepchildren, and tramps.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 63-DDCR125-5
  • Age: ca. 19th century, Italy
  • Price: $850
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