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Theca with relic of Saint Francis of Assisi

Small oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing first class relic of Saint Francis of Assisi. The relic is affixed to a background of red silk and identified on a paper cedula as S. Francis As. The theca is secured on the back under a silver cap with a seal of red Spanish wax with inprint of a coat of arms of a Catholic Archbishop.

Saint Francis of Assisi (†1226), was an Italian Roman Catholic friar and preacher who founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women's Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 102-RSCR-17
  • Size: 23 x 18 mm
  • Age: ca. 19th century
  • Materials: silver
  • Price: $775
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