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Reliquary with relic of St. Vincent of Saragossa with Cardinal Colonna seal

Ornate crystal-fronted bronze reliquary housing first class relic of Saint Vincent Deacon and Martyr. The relic is affixed to a background of red silk and titled on a paper cedula as S. Vincentii DM (Saint Vincent Deacon and Martyr). The reliquary appears to be a part of a larger calendar reliquary and has a feast day of the saint inscribed on the lower part. On the back, the reliquary is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax with an inprint of Cardinal Carlo Colonna, Prince Assistant to the Papal Throne. 

Saint Vincent of Saragossa, also known as Vincent the Deacon Martyr was a deacon of the Church of Saragossa and is considered the Protomartyr of Spain. He was born at Huesca and martyred under the Emperor Diocletian around the year 304. His feast day is 22 January in the Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Communion and 11 November in the Eastern Orthodox Churches. He is the patron saint of São Vicente, Lisbon; Diocese of Algarve; Valencia; Vicenza, Italy, vinegar-makers, wine-makers; and Order of Deacons of the Catholic Diocese of Bergamo (Italy).

Additional Info

  • ID#: 105-RSCR-45
  • Size: 77 x 37 mm
  • Age: ca. 18th century, Vatican
  • Materials: bronze, crystal
  • Price: $2,750
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