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Theca with first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Rosalita of Palermo

Italian oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing ex ossibus relic of Saint Rosalia of Palermo. The relic is identified on a paper cedula as S. Rosaliae Paler. V. and secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Luigi Fransoni († 1862) Archbishop of Turin (1832-1862). 

Saint Rosalia (†1166), also called La Santuzza or "The Little Saint", and in local dialect as "Rusalia", is the patron saint of Palermo in Italy, and three towns in Venezuela. Devoutly religious, she retired to live as a hermit in a cave on Mount Pellegrino, where she died alone in 1166.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 66-DDCR125-1
  • Size: 38 mm x 30 mm
  • Age: ca. 1850s
  • Price: $800
  • Silver
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