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Collection of Catholic Reliquaries with Paper Authentics

The certification document that accompanies a sealed reliquary is often times referred to as the authentics.  On the top of the document is the name and position (and sometimes but not always a coat of arms) of the Roman Catholic ecclesiastic official who has authenticated the relic(s). This could be the Postulator General of the religious order, the Vicar General of the Roman Curia, a local Archbishop / Bishop or their vicars.

The body of copy that is usually written in Latin with the variation of the following text:

To all and each who will inspect our [document] we make a sure pact and attest, just as we have for many presented sacred relics, that we recognize them as picked out from authentic places, with legitimate documentation, and confirmed by seal; from these [relics] we have removed a [description of the relic], which in reverence we have placed in a silver theca, oval in shape, guarded by a single pane of glass [and] bound on the back by a cord of true silk, red in color, secured by the impression of our seal in red Spanish wax. We have given said Holy Relic as a gift with the permission to keep it among yourselves, to give it on to others, and to exhibit publicly in whatever church, oratory, or chapel for the adoration of the Faithful, and for the greater glory of God, Greatest and Best, and the veneration and worship of His Saints. 

The document is a public acclamation as to the authenticity of the relic, of which a high-ranking ecclesiastic official has signed his name. Typed or hand-written into the blank areas is the name of the saint and abbreviation of the cause of their sainthood, as well as any distinction of honor that the Catholic Church might have placed on them posthumously. There is also a description of the relic itself, and a description of a theca or a reliquary that it is housed in. On the bottom of the authentic is the date of issuance, the seal of the office, and the signature of the authenticator.

On the back of the theca, there is a seal of red Spanish wax. The relic itself is held in place in the theca by threads that cross over it. The threads are fed through the walls of the theca on opposing sides and it is sealed shut with a wax seal bearing the imprint with an insignia of issuing religious authority. This seal and the threads should under no circumstances be broken because they protect the integrity and validity of the authentication. 

1838 documented silver reliquary monstrance with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ in original case

19th-century French cruciform  reliquary monstrance made of ebony wood decorated with solid silver finials and rays of light housing a glass-fronted silver theca with particles from the wood from the True Cross of Jesus ChristThe relics are displayed in a  glass-fronted removable theca placed in the center of the reliquary and identified in Latin as Verae Crucis ([from the] True Cross). The theca is secured by an undisturbed seal of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Giovanni Pietro Augustoni O.E.S.A. (†1839), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon and and Sacristan of the Apostolic Palace (1829–1839). It comes with an original matching authetics documents issued and signed by Fr. Augustoni in 1838. The reliquary is housed in its original fitted leather-clad case.

  • ID# 45-RSSR-2
  • Size 18 inches (46 cm) tall
  • Age ca. 1838 dated
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials ebony wood, silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax, leather, wood.
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Documented arm reliquary with important relics of Saint Abundius, Miracleworker, Deacon & Martyr

Reliquary in the form of a realistically rendered arm with blessing fingers made of silvered and gilt papier-maché containing, in the mid-section cavity, a removable oval glass-fronted silvered brass theca with two historically significant first-class relics of an early Christian martyr Saint Abundius of Rome, identified on a manuscript cedula label as of the dens  (tooth) and digiti iunctura (part of a finger).  On the back, the theca is secured by an impression in red Spanish wax of a seal of fr. Giuseppe Mancini (†1855), Archbishop of Siena (1824-1855).The reliquary is accompanied by the original certification document issued and hand-signed in 1829 by Fr. Giuseppe Mancini.

The document describes the relic in Italian as follows:

Giuseppe Mancini
by the grace of God, and of the Holy Apostolic See
Archbishop of Siena  Domestic Prelate of His Holiness and assistant to the papal throne

We publicly acknowledge with our present letters for the greater glory of God and veneration of his saints, having recognized the following sacred relics, namely: a tooth and a bone of a finger of Saint Abundius priest, monk, and Martyr ... We placed ... extracted from authentic places, in a glass-fronted silvered brass case of oval oblong shape and housed in a silver-plated papier-mache reliquary in [the shape of] an arm. 

  • ID# 184-RSCR-2
  • Size 17 3/4 in (45 cm) high
  • Age ca. 1829
  • Origin Siena, Italy
  • Materials Silvered and gilt papier-mache reliquary, silvered brass theca
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

Extremely rare documented reliquary theca with four relics of Saint Pope John Paul II

Extremely rare round gilt metal reliquary theca housing the first- and second-class pre-canonization relics of Saint Pope John Paul II. The relics are affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a bi-color typeset cedula label as Ex Lapide et Arca Sepulcrali // Beati Joannis Pauli II Papae // ex Capillis ey ex Jndumentis. (of the sepulcher stone and casket, of the hair and clothing of the Blessed Pope John Paul II).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Postulator General of the Cause for Canonization of  Pope John Paul II. The relic comes in the original case of issue embellished with a coat of arms of Saint Pope John Paul II and is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued in 2011 and signed by Rev. Slawomir Oder, the Postulator General of the Cause for Canonization of  Pope John Paul II. We obtained this extremely rare item from someone who worked at the Vatican and received it directly from the Postulator General. This item is appropriate for public and private veneration.

  • ID# 07-SPJP-16
  • Size 52 mm ( 2 1/4 inches) across
  • Age ca. 2011
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request

1867 Documented Reliquary with facsimile Relics of the Holy Nails of Jesus Christ

Finely-cast bronze French Gothic style reliquary cabinet containing three facsimile third-class touch relics of the Holy Nails of Jesus Christ. The nails are certified by the individual seals of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of the Monastery of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem in Rome. The relics are identified in French on a fancy cedula label as Fac simile des Clous de la Vraie Croix (Facsimile of the Nails of the True Cross).

The reliquary cabinet contains the original matching authentics document stating the following:

We attest to each and every one reading the present document that the enclosed three iron nails fastened with red silk ribbons to the secure seals, were placed near the Sacred Nail, the very sacred relic with which Our Lord Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross, that We, the Cistercians preserved in the inner chapel of the urban Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, and the nails were made artistically to be elaborate so that it may seem very similar to the original. This document is issued in Rome in our Monastery of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem on July 2, 1867.

The reliquary is suitable for private and public veneration. 

  • ID# 37-RSSR-2
  • Size 14 inches tall x 9 inches across x 6 1/2 inches deep (35 cm x 23 cm x 17 cm)
  • Age ca. 1867
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials Bronze, glass, velvet, silk, wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

1903 Documented reliquary with a relic of St. Jane Frances de Chantal, founder of the Congregation of the Visitation of Holy Mary (Visitandines)

Finely cast bronze Neo-Gothic style chapel-shaped reliquary containing a significant first-class ex dentis (tooth) relic of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal. The relic is identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as Ste de Chantal and certified by a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of the coat of arms of Monsignor Henri-Victor Altmayer O.P. (†1930), Archbishop of Baghdad, Iraq. The relic comes with its original matching authentics document signed by Fr. Altmayer in 1903.  

  • ID# 31-RSMIS-167
  • Size 5 1/2 inches (14 cm) tall
  • Age ca. 1903
  • Origin Baghdad, Iraq
  • Materials bronze, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request

1846 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Tunic of the Blessed Virgin Mary

An opulent Baroque silver reliquary decorated by intricate flowers and an image of the Holy Spirit as a dove containing an oval silver glass-fronted theca housing a Precious Rrelic of the Tunic of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The relic is affixed to the background of red silk surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and titled in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as B.V.M. (the Blessed Virgin Mary).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Placido Maria Tadini O.C.D. (†), Archbishop of Genova (1832-1847). The reliquary is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Cardinal Tadini in 1846 where the relic is described in Latin as Ex Tunica B. Mariae Virginis (from the Tunic of the Blessed Virgin Mary).

  • ID# 296-RSCR-7
  • Size 90 x 60 mm (3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches)
  • Age ca. 1846
  • Origin Genoa, Italy
  • Materials silver, glass, islk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1827 Documented reliquary with Hair relic of the Virgin Mary, Holy Family & Saints

Large oval glass-fronted silvered brass reliquary theca housing extremely rare first-class Ex Capillis (of the hair) relic of the Blessed Virgin Mary and relics of eight saints:first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of St. Firmi Martyr; ex veste (of the vest) relic of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary; first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of St. Anna, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary; first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of St. Vincent Ferreri; first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of St. Pascal Baylon; first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of St. Theresa of Avila; first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of St. Bonaventure; and first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of St. Catherina of Alexandria, Martyr. The relics are affixed to a silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedulae labels.  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Carlo Francesco Maria Caselli O.S.M. (†), Bishop of Parma (1804–1828). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Cardinal Caselli in 1827.

  • ID# 290-RSCR-7
  • Size 58 x 50 mm
  • Age ca. 1827
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price SOLD!

1767 Vatican documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Louis, King of France

Oval silver pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of Saint Louis, King of FranceA relic is affixed to a gilt paper starburst on a silk ground surrounded by silver wire and gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as Ex Oss. S. Ludovici Reg, Gall. (of a bone of Saint Louis, King of France).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Giovanni Lercari (†1802), Titular Archbishop of Hadrianopolis in Haemimonto (1760–1767), and Archbishop of Genova (1767–1802). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Bishop Lercari in 1767 on the authority of Pope Clement XIII (p. 1758-1769)

  • ID# 42-RSCR50-2
  • Size 38 x 34 mm
  • Age ca. 1767
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silver, glass, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $4,250
  • Silver

1868 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Barbara, the Great Martyr

Ornate glass-fronted silver reliquary embellished on the outside by an intricate silver filigree decoration housing a substantial first-class relic of Saint Barbara, the Great Martyr. The relic is affixed to a multicolored silk background decorated with gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified on a manuscript cedula label as Ex Ossibus // S. Barbarae V.M.  (from the bone of St. Barbara, Virgin & Martyr). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly-preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Cardinal Giovanni Lercari (†1802), Archbishop of Genova (1767–1802). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and signed by Monsignor  Lercari in 1787.

  • ID# 262-RSCR-6
  • Size 75 x 60 mm
  • Age ca. 1787
  • Origin Genoa, Italy
  • Materials Silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $3,750
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1914 French silver reliquary monstrance with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Large French cruciform reliquary monstrance made of laquered wood with a solid silver center cavity's framing housing a theca with particles from the wood from the True Cross of Jesus ChristThe relics are displayed inside of a double-crystal theca placed in the center of the reliquary and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as Verae Crvsis (The True Cross). On its back, the cross is secured by an undisturbed seal of red Spanish wax with an imprint of a coat of arms of an unidentified Roman Catholic Cardinal. On the back, the base of the monstrance has a hidden compartment that reveals the original matching authentics documents issued by Cardinal Basilio Pompili (†1931), the Vicar General of Rome (1913–1931).

  • ID# 2-RSGA-15
  • Size 21 inches (54 cm) high
  • Age ca. 1914
  • Origin France / Vatican
  • Materials Wood, silver, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1919 documented reliquary with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

An oval crystal-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing precious relics of the Wood from the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The sizable relics are displayed in a cruciform shape on the ground of red silk surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as De Ligno Crucis D.N.J.C. (Of the Wood from the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ).  On the back, under a protective cap, the reliquary is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Monsignor St. Guido Maria Conforti (†1931), Bishop of Parma (1907-1931), who himself was canonized as a Saint in 2011 by Pope John Paul II on account of his life of heroic virtue. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Monsignor Conforti in 1919.

  • ID# 282-RSCR-7
  • Size 33 x 28 mm
  • Age ca. 1919
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials Silver, crystal, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1840 Vatican-documented reliquary theca with relics of Saint Nicholas of Bari

Oval glass-fronted silvered brass reliquary theca housing the first-class Ex Ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Nicholas of Bari. The relic is affixed to a silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Nicholai Ep. / de Bario (Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Bari).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Giuseppe Della Porta Rodiani (†1841), Auxiliary Bishop of Rome (1838-1841) and the Vicar General of the Vatican. The reliquary is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Cardinal Porta Rodiani in 1840 under the authority of Pope Gregory XVI (p. 1831–1846).

  • ID# 288-RSCR-1
  • Size 35 x 30 mm
  • Age ca. 1840
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, silver, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

Documented reliquary with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Substantial oval glass-fronted silvered metal reliquary theca housing relics from the Holy Wood of the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The relics are affixed to a red silk background in a cruciform shape and identified on a paper cedula in the upper part as D.N.J.C. (Domini Nostri Jesus Christi  - Our Lord Jesus Christ)On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a clear imprint of a coat of arms of fr. Giovanni Tommaso Neuschel (†) in the capacity of Bishop of Parma (1843 - 1852)The reliquary is accompanied by a matching authentics document issued and signed by fr. Neuschel in 1845. 

  • ID# 15-RSMB-125
  • Size 46 x 36 mm
  • Age ca. 1845
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Price $5,750
  • Orthodox Cross

Documented theca with the first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria

Large ornate silvered metal glass-fronted reliquary theca, containing very significant first class ex ossibus (of the bone) first class relic of Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria. The relic is titled on a paper cedula as Ex Oss. B Antonii Zaccaria. Back of the theca is secured by a perfecty preserved seal of red Spanish wax. The original autentics document is issued and signed by the Barnabite Order and dated 1897, in th eyear of his Canonization.

  • ID# 19-DDCR125-1
  • Size 120 x 100 mm
  • Age ca. 1897
  • Price $5,500

Rare documented reliquary theca with first-class hair relic of Saint Pope John Paul II

Rare round gilt metal reliquary theca housing the first-class relic of Saint Pope John Paul II. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a bi-color typeset cedula label as Ex Capillis Sancti Joannis Pauli II Papae. (of the hair of Saint Pope John Paul II).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Postulator General of the Cause for Canonization of  Pope John Paul II. The relic comes in the original case of issue embellished with a coat of arms of Saint Pope John Paul II and is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued on April 27th of 2014 (the day of his canonization) and signed by Monsignor Slawomir Oder, Postulator General of the Cause for Canonization of  Pope John Paul II. We obtained this extremely rare item from someone who worked at the Vatican and received it directly from the Postulator General. This item is appropriate for public and private veneration.

  • ID# 26-RSJP-16
  • Size 34 mm (1 1/2 inches) across
  • Age ca. 2014
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request

Rare documented reliquary theca with first-class Precious Blood relic of Saint Pope John Paul II

Rare round gilt metal reliquary theca housing the first-class relic of Saint Pope John Paul II. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a bi-color typeset cedula label as Ex Sanguine Sancti Joannis Pauli II Papae. (of the blood of Saint Pope John Paul II).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Postulator General of the Cause for Canonization of  Pope John Paul II. The relic comes in the original case of issue embellished with a coat of arms of Saint Pope John Paul II and is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued on April 27th of 2014 (the day of his canonization) and signed by Monsignor Slawomir Oder, Postulator General of the Cause for Canonization of  Pope John Paul II. The relic is a small piece of the bloodied cassock of Pope John Paul II when he was shot and wounded on 13 May 1981 during an attempted assassination. We obtained this extremely rare item from someone who worked at the Vatican and received it directly from the Postulator General. This item is appropriate for public and private veneration.

  • ID# 22-RSJP-16
  • Size 34 mm (1 1/2 inches) across
  • Age ca. 2014
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request

Important documented theca with first class ex ossibus relic of Saint Alexander Sauli

Large ornate silvered metal glass-fronted reliquary theca, containing very significant ex ossibus (of the bone) first-class relic of Saint Alexander Sauli. The relic is titled on a paper cedula as Ex Oss. Ciner et Vestibus B Alex Saulii. Back of the theca is secured by a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with a coat of arms of Luigi Fransoni († 1862) Archbishop of Turin (1832-1862). The theca is housed in original tooled leather brown velvet lined case and the original authentics document dated 1834.

  • ID# 21-DDCR125-1 *
  • Size 135 x 120 mm
  • Age ca. 1834, Italy
  • Price $4,500

1910 Documented reliquary with relics of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

A substantial oval glass-fronted silvered-brass pendant reliquary theca housing precious relics of the Wood from the True Cross of Jesus Christ. The relics are displayed in a cruciform shape on the ground of red silk and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as Ex Ligno SS. Cruc. (Of the Wood from the Cross).  On the back, under a protective cap, the reliquary is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Monsignor St. Guido Maria Conforti (†1931), Bishop of Parma (1907-1931), who himself was canonized as a Saint in 2011 by Pope John Paul II on account of his life of heroic virtue. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Monsignor Conforti in 1910.

  • ID# 289-RSCR-7
  • Size 41 x 33 mm
  • Age ca. 1910
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price SOLD!
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1866 Large documented reliquary theca with relics of the Veil of the Blessed Virgin Mary & 5 Martyr Saints

Large oval fancy glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing a relic of the Veil of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and first-class relics of five Christian martyrs: St. Verecundus of Verona, St. Secundinus, St. Modestus, St. Felicitas, & St. SimpliciusCentered around a portrait of St. Paschal Bylon, the relics are affixed to a profusely decorated ground and identified in Latin on a  manuscript cedulae labels. On the back, behind the protective cap, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing a faint imprint of a coat of arms of Cardinal Tommaso Michele Salzano O.P. (†1890), Auxiliary Bishop of Naples, Italy. The theca is accompanied by the original matching authentics documents issued and signed by Monsignor Salzano in 1866. 

  • ID# 32-RSINR-5
  • Size 105 x 88 mm
  • Age ca. 1866
  • Origin Naples, Italy
  • Materials Brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $3,750

1901 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Joseph, St. James the Greater Ap., St. Anthony the Great. & St. Anthony of Padua

Oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing relics of 4 important Saints: ex pallio  (of a coat) relic of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of St. James the Greater, Apostle, ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of St. Anthony and ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of St. Anthony of Padua. The relics are affixed to a red silk ground surrounded by silver wire and gilt paper ornamentation and identified in Latin on typeset cedulae labels.  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured by a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Francesco Magani (†1907), Bishop of Parma (1893-1907). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by the Bishop of Parma in 1901.

  • ID# 280-RSCR-5
  • Size 42 x 35 mm
  • Age ca. 1901
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials Brass, glass, silver, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $3,750

1821 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Brigid of Kildare, Patron Saint of Ireland

Oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing the first-class Ex Ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Brigid of Ireland. The relic is affixed to a silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Birgittae V. (Saint Brigid, Virgin).  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Carlo Francesco Maria Caselli O.S.M. (†), Bishop of Parma (1804–1828). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Cardinal Caselli in 1810.

  • ID# 36-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 32 x 27 mm
  • Age ca. 1821
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $3,750

1834 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Rose of Lima, Patron of Latin America

Oval glass-fronted brass pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of St. Rose of Lima. A sizable relic is affixed to a blue silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on manuscript cedula label as S. Rosae / Limen V. (St. Rose of Lima, Virgin).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Vitale Loschi (†), Bishop of Parma,  Bishop of Parma (1831-1842). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Bishop Loschiin 1834.

  • ID# 281-24-RSCR-225
  • Size 32 x 25 mm
  • Age ca. 1834
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials Brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $3,575
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1842 Vatican documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Alexander, Bishop of Jerusalem & Martyr

Oval silvered brass glass-fronted reliquary housing first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of ​​Saint Alexander, Bishop of Jerusalem and Martyr. The relic is affixed to the background of red silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Alexan. M. (St. Alexander, Martyr ). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Monsignor Costantino Patrizi Naro (†1876), Dean of the College of Cardinals and the Vicar General of the Roman Curia. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Monsignor Patrizi in 1842.

  • ID# 63-RSMBR-4
  • Size 27 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1842
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silvered brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $3,500
  • Orthodox Cross

1793 Vatican documented reliquary with relics of 2 Saints: St. Protus (Pratt) & St. Hyacinth, brothers and hermits

Large oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of Martyr Saints Protus and Hyacinth. The relics are affixed to a red silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a  manuscript cedulae labels as S. Prothi M. //S. Hiacynt. M. ( Saint Protus, Martyr // Saint Hyacinth, Martyr). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Francesco Saverio Cristiani O.E.S.A. († 1800), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon in a capacity of the Sacristan of the Apostolic Palace during the pontificate of Pope Pius VI (p. 1775-1799). The theca is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed by Bishop Cristiani in 1793. 

  • ID# 252-RSCR-75
  • Size 58 x 47 mm
  • Age ca. 1793
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silver, crystal, pearls, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $3,500
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1910 Documented reliquary with Passion relic from the Column of Flagellation of Jesus Christ

Large silvered brass glass-fronted oval reliquary theca housing a relic of the Passion - pebble particle from the Column of Flagellation of Jesus Christ. The substantial relic is affixed to a ground of gold silk, surrounded by silver wire and gold paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula labelk as Ex Columna Flahellati. Domino Nostri Jesu Christi (from the Column of Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ). On the back, under a protective cap, the reliquary is secured by perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax with coat of arms of Archbishop St. Guido Maria Conforti (†1931), Bishop of Parma (1907-1931), who himself was canonized as a Saint in 2011 by Pope John Paul II on account of his life of heroic virtue. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Monsignor Conforti in 1910.

  • ID# 285-RSCR-6
  • Size 47 x 42 mm
  • Age ca. 1910
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials silvered brass, glass, silk, silver, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price SOLD!
  • Orthodox Cross

1910 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Anthony of Padua

Oval glass-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of Saint Anthony of Padua. A relic is affixed to a blue silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as Ex oss. / S. Antonii Patav. (of the bone of Saint Anthony of Padua).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Archbishop (St.) Guido Maria Conforti (†1931), Bishop of Parma, Italy (1907-1931), who himself was canonized as a Saint in 2011 by Pope John Paul II on account of his life of heroic virtue. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Monsignor Conforti in 1910.

  • ID# 292-RSCR-5
  • Size 31 x 25 mm
  • Age ca. 1910
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, silver, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price SOLD!

1910 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Francis of Assisi

Oval glass-fronted silvered brass pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex cineribus (of the bodily ashes) relic of Saint Francis of Assisi. The relic is affixed to the center of the theca surrounded by gilt silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as Ex Cineribus // S. Francis Assis. (of the bodily ashes of Saint Francis of Assisi).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Archbishop St. Guido Maria Conforti (†1931), Bishop of Parma, Italy (1907-1931), who himself was canonized as a Saint in 2011 by Pope John Paul II on account of his life of heroic virtue. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Monsignor Conforti in 1910.

  • ID# 10-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 32 x 26 mm
  • Age ca. 1910
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $3,375

1818 Documented reliquary with relics of Christ's Passion (Arma Christi)

Oval glass-fronted  silvered brass pendant reliquary theca housing five relics of the Instruments of Passion of Jesus ChristRelics are affixed to the red silk ground surrounded by silver wire and gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on manuscript cedulae labels as Ex Col. Flagell. / Ex Fune / Ex Spongia / Ex Sepulcro / Ex Arundine / D.N.J.C. (Of the Column of Flaggellation / of the Holy Rope / of the Holy Sponge / of the Holy Tomb / of the Holy Cane / of Our Lord Jesus Christ). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Giulio Maria della Somaglia (†1830), Cardinal-Priest of Santa Sabina (mother church of the Dominican order), Papal Vicar General (1795-1818), and Prefect of the Congregation of Sacred Rites. The theca is accompanied by an original matching authentics documents issued and signed by Monsignor Giulio Maria della Somaglia in 1818. 

  • ID# 241-RSCR-9
  • Size 47 x 44 mm
  • Age ca. 1818
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Orthodox Cross

1787 Vatican documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Sebastian, Martyr

Oval glass-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing precious first-class ex ossibus (from the bone) relic of St. Sebastian, Martyr. The relic is affixed to a red silk background decorated with gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified on a manuscript cedula label as S. Sebastiani // Martiris (Saint Sebastain, Martyr). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly-preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Francesco Saverio Cristiani O.E.S.A. († 1800), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon in a capacity of the Sacristan of the Apostolic Palace during the pontificate of Pope Pius VI (p. 1775-1799). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and signed by Fr.  Cristiani in 1787.

  • ID# 267-RSCR-65
  • Size 26 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1787
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $3,275
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1777 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Hyacintha Mariscotti, T.O.R.

Oval glass-fronted brass pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex cordilis flagelli aspersi sanguinae (of a cord from a whip sprinkled with blood) and second-class ex veste (of the vestments) pre-canonization relics of Saint Hyacintha Mariscotti. A substantial relic is affixed to the center of the theca surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as Ex Flag. & Veste / B. Hy:ntae Marisc. (Of the whip and vestment of the Blessed Hyacintha Mariscotti).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Francesco Pettorelli Lalatta (†1788), Bishop of Parma, Italy (1760–1788). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Bishop Lalatta in 1777.

  • ID# 28-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 32 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1777
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $3,250

1826 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Francis of Assisi

Oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing the second-class ex Cilicio (from the Cilice) relic of Saint Francis of Assisi. Relatively large relic is affixed to a silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as Ex Cilico / S. Francisco Assis. (of the sackcloth shirt of Saint Francis of Assisi).  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Carlo Francesco Maria Caselli O.S.M. (†), Bishop of Parma (1804–1828). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Cardinal Caselli in 1826.

  • ID# 23-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 37 x 32 mm
  • Age ca. 1826
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $3,250

1849 Documented reliquary with relics of Veil of the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Peter Ap., St. Christina, St. Ursula & St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing a relic from the Veil of the Virgin Mary, her Husband Saint Joseph and six saints: St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Peter Apostle, St. Christine, St. Ursula, and St. Aloysius Gonzaga. The relics are affixed to a silk ground surrounded by elaborate gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on manuscript cedulae labels .  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Giovanni Tommaso Neuschel (†1863), Bishop of Parma (1843-1852). The reliquary is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Bishop Neuschel in 1849 and comes in its original leather clad, velvet lined case of issue. 

  • ID# 295-RSCR-5
  • Size 50 x 40 mm
  • Age ca. 1849
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $3,250

1797 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Catherine of Alexandria, the Great Martyr

Oval silvered brass glass-fronted pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. The relic is affixed to the background of red silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Cathar VM. (St. Catherine, Virgin & Martyr). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Archbishop Francesco Saverio Passari (†1808), Vicegerent of Rome and Titular Archbishop of Larissa in Thessalia. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Passari in 1797.

  • ID# 64-RSMBR-35
  • Size 27 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1797
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials silvered brass, silk
  • Price $2,975
  • Orthodox Cross

1807 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Oval glass-fronted silvered brass pendant reliquary theca housing ex Pallio (of a coat) relic of Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The relic is affixed to a multicolor silk ground surrounded by silver wire and gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as Ex Pal: S. Jos.  (of a coat of Saint Joseph).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Tiburzio Cortese (†), Bishop of Modena, Italy (1786-1823). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Bishop Cortese in 1807.

  • ID# 281-34-RSCR-225
  • Size 27 x 25 mm
  • Age ca. 1807
  • Origin Modena, Italy
  • Materials Brass, glass, silk, porcelain, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,975
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1885 Vatican documented reliquary with relics of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, patron of hospitals

Small round glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Elizabeth of HungaryThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a  manuscript cedula label as S. Elisabethae Vid. Regis. (Saint Elizabeth, Widow and Queen). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Lucido Maria Parocchi (†1903), Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Damaso (1899–1903), Chamberlain of Apostolic Chamber (1839-1854), and Vicar General of Rome (1884–1899). The theca is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed by Cardinal Parocchi in 1885. 

  • ID# 271-RSCR-6
  • Size 24 mm in diameter
  • Age ca. 1885
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,950
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1795 Vatican documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Lucia (Lucy) of Syracuse, Martyr

Oval glass-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing precious first-class ex ossibus (from the bone) relic of St. Lucia. The relic is affixed to a red silk background decorated with gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified on a manuscript cedula label as Ex Oss. // S. Luciae V.M. (of the bone of Saint Lucia, Virgin & Martyr). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly-preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Francesco Saverio Cristiani O.E.S.A. († 1800), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon in a capacity of the Sacristan of the Apostolic Palace during the pontificate of Pope Pius VI (p. 1775-1799). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and signed by Fr.  Cristiani in 1795.

  • ID# 266-RSCR-6
  • Size 34 x 28 mm
  • Age ca. 1795
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,850
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1735 Vatican documented reliquary with relics of St. Susanna of Rome, Martyr

Large oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of St. Susanna of Rome, Martyr. A substantial relic is affixed to the center of the theca surrounded by gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on manuscript cedula label as S. Susannae Mart. (Saint Susanna, Martyr).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Tommaso Cervioni O.E.S.A. (†1742), Titular Bishop of Phorphyrion and the Sacristan of the Apostolic Palaces. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Monsignor Cervioniin 1735.

  • ID# 256-RSCR-5
  • Size 57 x 48 mm
  • Age ca. 1735
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials Brass, glass, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,850
  • Orthodox Cross

1804 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. John of the Cross & St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Oval glass-fronted and -backed silvered brass reliquary theca housing relics of two saints: the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of Saint John of the Cross and the first-class ex praecordis (of the inner organs) relic of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. The relics are affixed to a silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedulae labels as Ex Oss. S. Ioa. a Cros / Ex Prae. S. Aloy. Gon. (of a bone of Saint John of the Cross and of the inner organs of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Father Vitale Loschi (†1842), Bishop of Parma, Italy (1831-1842). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the Bishop of Parma in 1804.

  • ID# 13-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 42 x 38 mm
  • Age ca. 1804
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,800
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1757 documented touch relic of the Holy Lance of Jesus Christ - the Spear of Destiny

1757 documented touch relic of the Holy Lance of Jesus Christ - the Spear of Destiny

Incredibly rare touch relic made from the silver object that touched the most powerful and mysterious Passion relic - The Holy Spear of Jesus also known as the True LanceThe reliquary is affixed to the original  authentics document dated 1757 and issued and hand-signed by Fr. Nicola Manciforte (†1762), Bishop of Ancona. 

The document written in Latin translates as:

"...that this silver tip of a Lance, tied to this [letter] with a ribbon of red color, and secured with a small Seal of ours impressed in Spanish Wax, touched the Very Sacred Point of the Lance with which the Side of the Savior was pierced while he was hanging on the Cross; that it exists amongst the rest of the quite famous Relics, by the possession of which our Church was distinguished as the Cathedral of St. Cyriacus; and that it rouses and fosters the piety of the Faithful wondrously well, and draws them to itself...."

The Holy Spear is also known as the Holy Lance is the name of the very spear that had pierced Christ’s side when he hanged on the cross. The first person to refer to this as the Holy Spear was pilgrim Antoninus of Piacenza in 570 AD. While describing the holy places of Jerusalem, he said that in the Basilica of Mount Zion, there was the crown of thorns which Our Lord was crowned and the spear which was used to strike Him in the side. It was rediscovered by the European army of the First Crusade in the city of Antioch on June 15th, 1098, but eventually ended up in the treasury of Constantinople. It is documented that the holy relic of the True Lance passed through Ancona (an Italian city on the Adriatic side of the Peninsula), in 1492 on its way from Bayezid II the Turkish Sultan (whose father obtained it in 1451 during the conquest of Constantinople) to Pope Innocent VIII by the hand of Pierre d'Abusson, Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. The Pope placed it in the Treasury of the old St. Peter's Basilica in Rome with the volto santo, where it is held in great veneration. It is now in one of the great piers of the present St. Peter's Cathedral and in front of it, over the image of Longinus is inscribed "The Spear of Longinus, which Innocent VIII, the Chief Pointif received from Bayezid Sultan of the Turks; Urban VIII transferred it to a decorated shrine rasing an image and erecting the shrine beneath." (see for more information: Relics from the Crucifixion: Where They Went and How They Got There. By J. Charles Wall.)

Since there are no records of the Cathedral of Ancona retaining a part of the True Lance when it was passing through the town on its way to Rome, it is believed that the offered relic was obtained by melting a larger silver object that touched the tip of the True Lance in 1492. A number of analogous documented reliquaries are known, but their number is extremely small and they are in very high demand because of the impossibility of making new touch relics from the True Lance held in the Vatican after it was transferred to the pier of St. Peter's basilica in the 17th century.

  • ID# 186-RSCR-8
  • Size 25 x 8 mm
  • Age ca. 1757
  • Origin Ancona, Italy
  • Materials silver, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price Price upon request
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1789 Vatican documented reliquary with relics of Saint Lucia (Lucy) of Syracuse, Martyr

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca decorated on the perimeter with twisted wire and housing first class ex ossibus (from the bone) relics of Saint Lucia of Syracuse. The relics are affixed to a red silk background around golden paperolle ornamentation and identified on a paper cedula as S. Luciae M. (Saint Lucia, Martyr). On the back the theca is protected by a seal of red wax with a clear imprint of a coat of arms of Francesco Saverio Cristiani O.E.S.A. (†), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon and the Sacristan to the Holy See (1782 - 1800)The reliquary is accompanied by a matching authentics document issued and signed by fr. Cristiani in 1789. The document has some damage on the left side as pictured. 

  • ID# 08-RSMB-65
  • Size 33 x 30 mm
  • Age ca. 1789
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,750
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1744 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Lucia (Lucy) of Syracuse, Martyr

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing precious first-class ex ossibus (from the bone) relic of St. Lucia. The relic is affixed to a gold silk background decorated with silver wire ornamentation and identified on a manuscript cedula label as S. Luciae V.M. (Saint Lucia, Virgin & Martyr). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly-preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Salvatore Castellino, the Vicar General of Genoa. The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and signed by Fr. Castellino in 1744 under the orders of the Archbishop of Genoa Nicolò Maria de’ Franchi O.P. (†).

  • ID# 221-RSCR-85
  • Size 45 x 33 mm
  • Age ca. 1744
  • Origin Genoa, Italy
  • Materials silver, silk, glass
  • Price $2,750
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1865 Documented reliquary theca with pre-canonization relics of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Small oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca affixed inside of a larger bronze theca with Papal implements housing the first-class pre-canonization relic of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as Bte. M. M. Alacoque(the Blessed Margaret Mary Alacoque). The relic is accompanied by an original early matching authentics document issued and signed in 1865 by a Chaplain of the Visitation Monastery in Paray-le-Monial, France where the incorrupt relics of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque are kept. 

Translation of the authentics document from French:

I, the undersigned, Chaplain of the Monastery of theVisitation of Saint Mary, in Paray-le-Monial, where the sacred body of the Blessed Marguerite-Marie Alacoque, Virgin, rests
professed of this Monastery by virtue of the special permission granted to me by Monsignor the Bishop of Autun, Chalon and Macon, certify and attest that I deposited and enshrined with respect the authentic particles of the ashes of Blessed Marguerite-Marie above named in a medarbon in oval-shaped silver, which has been duly adorned, closed with cords
of red silk and sealed with the seal of the aforesaid Monastery in red Spanish wax. And in faith of this I have delivered these Testimonial Letters to be presented to the Ordinaries, and I have signed them and sealed with the aforementioned seal.
Done in Poray-le-Monial, on 2 January [year of] one thousand eight hundred sixty five
[Signed by Chaplain of the Monastery] Pernay

  • ID# 02-RSNIR-35
  • Size outer theca 85 x 55 mm, inner theca 23 x 16 mm
  • Age ca. 1865
  • Origin Visitation Monastery in Paray-le-Monial, France
  • Materials silver, bronze, glass, silk
  • Price $2,750
  • Silver

1853 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Philomena, Martyr

Oval silvered brass glass-fronted reliquary housing first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of ​​Saint Philomena . The relic is affixed to the background of salmon colored silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Philum. VM. (Saint Philomena, Virgin & Martyr ). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Fr. Giuseppe Maria Pietro Raffaele Castellani O.E.S.A. (†1854), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon (1839-1854), Papal Sacristan and Assistant to the Pontifical Throne of Pope Gregory XVI. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Castellani in 1853.

  • ID# 71-RSMBR-35
  • Size 27 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1853
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silvered brass, silver, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,750
  • Orthodox Cross

1813 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Blaise (Blase), Bishop of Sebastea, Patron of Animals

Small oval glass-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint BlaiseThe relic is  affixed to a silk ground surrounded by silver wire and paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a  manuscript cedula label as Ex Blasii Ep. M. (Saint Blaise, Bishop and Martyr). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Giuseppe Maria Cardinal Spina (†1828), the Archbishop of Genova. The theca is accompanied by the original matching authentics documents issued and signed by Monsignor Spina in 1813. 

  • ID# 246-RSCR-5
  • Size 33 x 23 mm
  • Age ca. 1813
  • Origin Genua, Italy
  • Materials silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,750
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1868 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Catherine, Martyr of Alexandria

Aureola-shaped glass-fronted white-metal reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a  manuscript cedula label as S. Catherinae V. et M. (Saint Catherine, Virgin and Martyr). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Pietro Paolo Trucchi C.M. (†1887), Bishop of Forli, Italy (1857-1887). The theca is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed by Fr. Trucchi in 1868. 

  • ID# 270-RSCR-6
  • Size 37 x 33 mm
  • Age ca. 1868
  • Origin Forli, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,750
  • Orthodox Cross

1832 Doc. reliquary theca with relics of 3 Saints: St. Anne, St. Andrew Avellino & St. Francis of Paola

Oval glass-fronted silveed metal pendant reliquary theca housing relics of three Saints: the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the second class ex veste (of the vestment) relic of Saint Andrew Avellino, and the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of Saint Francis of Paola. A relics are affixed to the silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedulae labels as S. Annae M. B.V.M. //  S. Andreae Av. // S. Frac. de Pa. (Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Andrew Avellino, Saint Francis of Paola).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Father Aloysius Sanvitale, Bishop of Parma. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Bishop Sanvitale in 1832.

  • ID# 15-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 27 x 23 mm
  • Age ca. 1832
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, silver, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,750

1825 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Francis of Assisi & St. Margaret of Cortona

Oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing relics of two saints: the first-class ex cineribus (of bodily ashes) relic of Saint Francis of Assisi and the second-class ex tunica (of a dress) relic of  Saint Margaret of Cortona. Precious relics are affixed to a silk ground and identified in Latin on manuscript cedulae labels as S. Franc. Ass. / S. Marg. Cort. (Saint Francis of Assisi / Saint Margaret of Cortona).  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Carlo Francesco Maria Caselli O.S.M. (†), Bishop of Parma (1804–1828). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Cardinal Caselli in 1810.

  • ID# 01-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 30 x 25 mm
  • Age ca. 1825
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,750

1833 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Anthony of Padua

Oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing relic of Saint Anthony of Padua. The relic is affixed to a silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Anthonii Patav. (Saint Anthony of Padua).  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Father Vitale Loschi (†1842), Bishop of Parma (1831-1842). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Bishop Loschi in 1833.

  • ID# 16-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 27 x 23 mm
  • Age ca. 1833
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,750

1787 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Januarius of Benevento, patron of of Naples

Oval glass-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of Saint Januarius of Benevento. The relic is affixed to a silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Januarii E. (Saint Januarius, Bishop).  On the back the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Archbishop Francesco Saverio Passari (†1808), Titular Archbishop of Larissa and Vicegerent of Rome. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Monsignor Passari in 1787.

  • ID# 309-RSCR-35
  • Size 28 x 23 mm
  • Age ca. 1787
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials silver, glass, islk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,750
  • Silver

1910 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Theodore of Amasea (Tyron), Martyr

Oval glass-fronted silvered brass pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Theodore of Amasea. The relic is affixed to the blue silk ground surrounded by gilt silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Theodori M. (Saint Theodore, Martyr).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Archbishop St. Guido Maria Conforti (†1931), Bishop of Parma, Italy (1907-1931), who himself was canonized as a Saint in 2011 by Pope John Paul II on account of his life of heroic virtue. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Monsignor Conforti in 1910.

  • ID# 301-RSCR-35
  • Size 27 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1910
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silver, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price SOLD!
  • Orthodox Cross

1764 Vatican documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Francis de Sales, CO OM OFM Cap.

Oval crystal-fronted silvered brass pendant reliquary theca housing a relic of Saint Francis de Sales. A significant relic is affixed to a silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Franci. Saleaii C. (Saint Francis de Sales, Confessor).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Patriarch Domenico Giordani (†1781), Titular Archbishop of Nicomedia, Titular Patriarch of Antiochia (1766-1781), and Vicegerent of Rome, Italy (1759-1773). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Patriarch Giordani in 1764.

  • ID# 38-RSCR50-2
  • Size 29 x 27 mm
  • Age ca. 1764
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials Silver, glass, paper, silk, silver, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,750
  • Silver

1846 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Hilary of Poitiers, Patron of lawyers

Oval glass-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of Saint Hilary of Poitiers. A relic is affixed to a silk ground surrounded by silver wire and gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Hilarii Epi. (Saint Hilary, Bishop).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Giovanni Tommaso Neuschel (†1863), Bishop of Parma, Italy (1843 - 1852). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Bishop Neuschel in 1846.

  • ID# 39-RSCR50-2
  • Size 39 x 34 mm
  • Age ca. 1846
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials Silver, glass, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,750
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1736 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Agatha, Martyr of Sicily, Patron of Nurses

Oval glass-fronted silvered metal reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Agatha of SicilyThe relic is  affixed to a silk ground surrounded by paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a  manuscript cedula label as Ex Ossib. // S. Agathae V.M. (Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Ignazio Stelluti (†1756), Bishop of Macerata e Tolentino (1735-1756). The theca is accompanied by the original matching authentics documents issued and signed by Fr. Stelluti in 1736. 

  • ID# 248-RSGSR-75
  • Size 45 x 37 mm
  • Age ca. 1735
  • Origin Fermo, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,600
  • Orthodox Cross

1820 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Bonaventure, The Seraphic Doctor of the Church

Oval glass-fronted silvered brass pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex Ossibus (of a bone) relic of Saint Bonaventure. The relic is affixed to a silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on manuscript cedula label as S. Bonnauvent: Doc: Card:  (Saint Bonaventure, Doctor [of the Church] & Cardinal).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Cardinal Carlo Francesco Maria Caselli O.S.M. (†),  Bishop of Parma (1804-1828). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Monsignor Caselli in 1820.

  • ID# 281-7-RSCR-225
  • Size 38 x 32 mm
  • Age ca. 1820
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials Brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,500

1910 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Peter of Alcántara, O.F.M.

Oval glass-fronted brass pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of St. Peter of Alcántara. A substantial relic is affixed to the center of the theca surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Petri de Alcantrarae. (St. Peter of Alcántara).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Archbishop St. Guido Maria Conforti (†1931), Bishop of Parma (1907-1931), who himself was canonized as a Saint in 2011 by Pope John Paul II on account of his life of heroic virtue. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Monsignor Conforti 1910.

  • ID# 43-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 33 x 28 mm
  • Age ca. 1910
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,500

1839 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Francis Solanus, Patron of South America

Oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (from the bone) relic of Saint Francis Solanus. The relic is affixed to a silk ground surrounded by gilt paper and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Francis Sola. C. (Saint Francis Solanus, Confessor).  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Father Vitale Loschi (†1842), Bishop of Parma (1831-1842). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Bishop Loschi in 1839.

  • ID# 04-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 38 x 32 mm
  • Age ca. 1839
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,500

1812 Vatican documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Roch (Rocco)

Oval crystal-fronted silvered brass pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of Saint RochA significant relic is affixed to a multicolor silk ground surrounded by silver wire and gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Rochi Conf (Saint Roch, Confessor).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Francesco Marinelli, O.E.S.A.(†1887), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon and the Sacristan of the Apostolic Curia (1856-1887). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Bishop Marinelli in 1862.

  • ID# 40-RSCR50-2
  • Size 41 x 33 mm
  • Age ca. 1862
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials brass, crystal, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,500

1853 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Philip the Apostle

Oval silvered brass glass-fronted reliquary housing first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of Saint Philip the Apostle. The relic is affixed to the background of salmon color silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Philippi A. (Saint Philip the Apostle). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Fr. Giuseppe Maria Pietro Raffaele Castellani O.E.S.A. (†1854), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon (1839-1854), Papal Sacristan and Assistant to the Pontifical Throne of Pope Gregory XVI. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Castellani in 1853.

  • ID# 58-RSMBR-35
  • Size 27 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1853
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silvered brass, silver, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,475
  • Orthodox Cross

1829 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Charles Borromeo & St. Mark the Evangelist

Small oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing the second-class ex cappa magna (of a great cape) relic of Saint Charles Borromeo and the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of Saint Mark the Evangelist. The relics are affixed to a silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedulae labels as Cap. M. S. Caroli / S. Marci Evang.  (of a great cape of St. Charles Borromeo / St. Marc Evangelist).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Father (later Cardinal) Remigio Crescini O.S.B. (†1830), Bishop of Parma, Italy (1828-1829). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by Bishop Crescini in 1829.

  • ID# 27-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 28 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1829
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials Silver, glass, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,450
  • Silver

Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Anthony the Great, Apostles Peter & Paul

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca dating to the 18th-century housing first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of three important saints: Saint Anthony the Great and the Apostles Peter & Paul. The relics are affixed to a blue silk background decorated with elaborate gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on manuscript cedulae labels as S. Antonii Abb. / S. Petri Apos. / S. Pauli Apos. (St. Anthony Abbot, St. Peter the Apostle, St. Paul the Apostle ). On the back,  the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Luigi Macchi (†1907), Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria in Via Lata (1889–1907). The relic is accompanied by a recertification document issued by Monsignor Macchi in 1900 and secured by his seal. The reliquary comes in it the original metal case that also contains the document.

  • ID# 240-RSCR-4
  • Size 43 x 38 mm ( 1 1/3 x 1 3/4 inches)
  • Age theca ca. 18th century, re-certification & document ca. 1900
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,375
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1903 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Gertrude the Great of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Oval glass-fronted white metal reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of Saint Gertrude the Great. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as S. Gertrudis (Saint Gertrude).  On the back, under a protective cap with an image of the sacret hearts, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Father Francesco Magani (†1907), Bishop of Parma (1893-1907). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1868 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the Causes of Canonization.

  • ID# 25-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 27 x 22 mm
  • Age ca. 1903
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, silver, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,375

1857 Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Veil of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Camillus de Lellis & St. Barbara

Oval glass-fronted silvered brass pendant reliquary theca housing ex Palio (of a coat) relic of Veil of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Camillus de Lellis, and Saint Barbara. The relics are affixed to a pink paper ground surrounded by silver wire and gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on typeset cedulae labels as De Velo B.M.V. / S. Camilii de Lelli. / S. Barbarae V. et M.  (of the Veil of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Camillus de Lellis, Saint Barbara Virgin & Martyr).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Felice Cantimorri O.F.M. Cap. (†), Bishop of Parma, Italy (1854-1870). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Bishop Cantimorriin 1857.

  • ID# 281-30-RSCR-225
  • Size 38 x 32 mm
  • Age ca. 1857
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials Brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,375

1772 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Venantius of Camerino, Martyr

Large oval glass-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of St. Venantius of Camerino, Martyr. A substantial relic is affixed to the center of the theca surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Venantii Mart. (St. Venantius, Martyr).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Giuseppe de Vignoli (†1742), Bishop of Carpentras, France (1757-1777). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Monsignor de Vignoli in 1772.

  • ID# 48-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 42 x 37 mm
  • Age ca. 1772
  • Origin Carpentras, France
  • Materials silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,375
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1833 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Lucia (Lucy) of Syracuse

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (from the bone) relic of Saint Lucia of Syracuse. The relic is affixed to a silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Luciae V.M. (Saint Lucia Virgin & Martyr).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Father Vitale Loschi (†1842), Bishop of Parma (1831-1842). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Bishop Loschi in 1833.

  • ID# 31-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 27 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1833
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,375
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1812 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Joseph of Leonessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Oval glass-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) pre-canonization relic of the Saint Joseph of Leonessa. The relic is affixed to a multicolor silk ground surrounded by silver wire and gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as Ex Oss. B. // Jos. a Leon (of a bone of the Blessed Joseph of Leonessa).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Carlo Maria Francesco Caselli O.S.M. (†1828), Archbishop of Parma, Italy (1804–1828). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Cardinal Caselli in 1812.

  • ID# 41-RSCR50-2
  • Size 33 x 27 mm
  • Age ca. 1812
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials silver, glass, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,375
  • Silver

1805 Vatican documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Francis Xavier

Oval crystal-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of Saint Francis Xavier. A relic is affixed to a multicolor silk ground surrounded by silver wire and gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Francicsi Xavieri (Saint Francis Xavier).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Giulio Maria Cardinal della Somaglia (†1830), Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria sopra Minerva and Vicar General of the Vatican under Pope Pius VII. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Cardinal Somaglia in 1805.

  • ID# 43-RSCR50-2
  • Size 37 x 28 mm
  • Age ca. 1805
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials Silver, glass, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,375
  • Silver

1803 Vatican documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Barnabas, Apostle, invoked as peacemaker

Oval silvered brass glass-fronted pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of Saint Barnabas, the Apostle. The relic is affixed to the background of red silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a bi-color manuscript cedula label as S. Barnabae A. (St. Barnabas, Apostle). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Cardinal Giulio Maria Cardinal della Somaglia (†1830), Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria sopra Minerva and Vicar General of the Vatican under Pope Pius VII. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Monsignor della Somaglia in 1803.

  • ID# 57-RSMBR-35
  • Size 24 x 23 mm
  • Age ca. 1803
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silvered brass, silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,350
  • Orthodox Cross

1797 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church

Oval brass glass-fronted pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of Saint Bonaventure. The relic is affixed to the background of red silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a  manuscript cedula label as S. Bonav: Doc. (St. Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Archbishop Francesco Saverio Passari (†1808), Vicegerent of Rome and Titular Archbishop of Larissa in Thessalia. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Passari in 1797.

  • ID# 62-RSMBR-35
  • Size 27 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1797
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, silver, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,350

1807 Vatican documented reliquary with relics of St. Apollonia, Martyr of Alexandria, Patron of Dentists and tooth problems

Small oval crystal-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint ApolloniaThe relic is  affixed to a silk ground surrounded by silver wire and paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a  manuscript cedula label as S. Apolloniae (Saint Apollonia). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Giulio Maria della Somaglia (†1830), Cardinal-Priest of Santa Sabina (mother church of the Dominican order), Papal Vicar General, and Prefect of the Congregation of Sacred Rites. The theca is accompanied by the original matching authentics documents issued at the Vatican and signed by Monsignor Somaglia in 1807. 

  • ID# 254-RSCR-75
  • Size 32 x 26 mm
  • Age ca. 1807
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silver, crystal, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,350
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1824 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J., patron of students & AIDS patients

Oval glass-fronted brass pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. A substantial relic is affixed to a silk ground surrounded by gilt silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a somewhat faded manuscript cedula label as S. Aloisii. di Gonz. (Saint Aloysius Gonzaga).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Carlo Maria Francesco Caselli O.S.M. (†1828), Archbishop of Parma (1804–1828). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Cardinal Caselli in 1824.

  • ID# 29-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 28 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1824
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,350

1868 Documented theca with a relic of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J., patron of students & pandemic sufferers

Small oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing the first-class ex carne  (of the flesh) relic of Saint Aloysius GonzagaThe relic is affixed to a gold silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Aloysii G. (Saint Aloysius Gonzaga) On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Italian Roman Catholic cardinal Monsignor Giuseppe Luigi Trevisanato (†1877), the Patriarch of Venice (1862-1877). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed by Monsignor Trevisanato in 1868 . 

  • ID# 568-RSGSR
  • Size 26 x 22 mm
  • Age ca. 1868
  • Origin Venice, Italy
  • Materials silver, silk, wax
  • Price $2,275
  • Silver

1794 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Maurus, Abbot

Oval glass-fronted silvered brass reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of a bone) relic of Saint Maurus. The relic is affixed to a blue silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Mauri Ab.  (Saint Maurus, Abbot).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Adeodato Turchi (†1803), Bishop of Parma (1788-1803). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by Father Turchi in 1794. 

  • ID# 281-40-RSCR-225
  • Size 28 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1795
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, silver, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,275

1831 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Francis of Paola, O.M. & St. Apollonia Martyr

Oval glass-fronted brass pendant reliquary theca housing the second-class ex habitu (of a habit) relic of Saint Francis of Paola and the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of Saint Apollonia. Relics are affixed to the center of the theca surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedulae labels as S. Francisi de Paula // ex ossibus S. Apolloniae V.M. (Saint Francis of Paola // of the bone of Saint Apollonia, Virgin & Martyr).  On the back, under a glass-fronted protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Father Vitale Loschi (†1842), Bishop of Parma (1831-1842). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Bishop Loschi in 1831.

  • ID# 35-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 34 x 27 mm
  • Age ca. 1831
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, silver, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,275

1810 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Apollonia & St. Lucia of Syracuse

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relics of two female martyr Saints: Saint Apolonia, and Saint Lucia of Syracuse. Precious relics are affixed to a silk ground and identified in Latin on manuscript cedulae labels as Ex Oss / S. Apolon. / S. Luciae (of the bone of Saint Apolonia, Saint Lucia).  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of MonsignorCarlo Francesco Maria Caselli O.S.M. (†), Bishop of Parma (1804–1828). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Cardinal Caselli in 1810.

  • ID# 21-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 28 x 25 mm
  • Age ca. 1810
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,275
  • Silver

Documented theca with relics of St Juliana Falconieri, O.S.M., foundress of the Religious Sisters of the Third Order of Servites

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing second-class ex velaminibus albo et nigro (of the white and black veils) relics of St Juliana Falconieri, O.S.M. The relics are affixed to the silk background and identified on a manuscript cedulae as Ex Velam-bus / S. Jul-e Falcon-e. On the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Joseph Felix Leonetti († 1764), Prior of the province of Tuscany for the Order of Servites. It is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Leonetti in 1800. 

  • ID# 178-RSCR-25
  • Size 40 x 34 mm
  • Age ca. 1800
  • Origin Tuscany, Italy
  • Materials Silver
  • Price $2,250
  • Silver

Documented theca with relics of St Margaret of Cortona, T.O.S.F., Patron Saint of Tertiaries

18th century small oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing relic of Saint Margaret of Cortona, T.O.S.F.,The relic is affixed to silk background decorated with silver cord and identified on a manuscript cedulae as S. Marg. CortOn the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Gregorio Alessandri (†), Bishop of Cortona (1773-1802). It is accompanied by original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Alessandri in 1786. 

  • ID# 169-RSCR-25
  • Size 26 x 21 mm
  • Age ca. 1786
  • Origin Cortona, Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price $2,250
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1908 Documented reliquary theca with relics of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, T.O.S.F.

Round glass-fronted metal reliquary theca housing the first-class-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, T.O.S.F. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Bened. Ios. Lab. C.  (Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, Confessor).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Cardinal Pietro Respighi (†1913), Vicar General of Rome (1900-1913). The relic is accompanied by an original matching authentics document issued and signed in 1908 by MonsignorRespighi. 

  • ID# 08-RSNIR-4
  • Size 30 mm (1 1/4 inches) in diameter
  • Age ca. 1908
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials metal, glass, silk
  • Price $2,250

1868 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Veronica Giuliani

Small round glass-fronted silvered brass reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of Saint Veronica Giuliani. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on typeset cedula label as Ex Ossibus / S. Veron. Julian.  (of a bone of Saint Veronica Giuliani).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the  Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (OFMCap). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 1868 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the Causes of Canonization.

  • ID# 11-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 21 mm in diameter
  • Age ca. 1868
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,250

1808 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Joseph of Leonessa, OFMCap

Oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing the second-class ex tunica (of a coat) relic of St. Joseph of Leonessa. A substantial relic is affixed to a silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on manuscript cedula label as Ex Tun / S. Jos. A Leon. (of a coat of Saint Joseph of Leonessa).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Cardinal Carlo Francesco Maria Caselli O.S.M. (†),  Bishop of Parma (1804-1828). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Monsignor Caselli in 1808.

  • ID# 281-45-RSCR-225
  • Size 36 x 31 mm
  • Age ca. 1808
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials Brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,250

2003 Documented reliquary theca with relics of a Polish WW2 Martyr Blessed Alfons Maria Mazurek (of the Holy Spirit)

Round yellow-metal glass-fronted reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of the Blessed Alfons Maria Mazurek. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. Alfonsi Mariae Mazurek Martyr (the Blessed Alfons Maria Mazurek, Martyr).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Discalced Carmelite Order. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed in 2003 by the Postulator General of the Order responsible for the Causes of Canonization. 

  • ID# 208-RSGSR
  • Size 31 mm across
  • Age ca. 2003
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,250

1764 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Sylvester, Abbot, founder of the Sylvestrine Congregation

Oval glass-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of a bone) relic of St. Sylvester, Abbot. A substantial relic is affixed to the center of the theca surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Silv. Abbt. (St. Sylvester, Abbot).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Amadeus Grassi, O.S.B. Silv., Abbot of the Sylvestrine Congregation. The relic is accompanied by the original matching hand-written authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Abbot Grassi in 1764.

  • ID# 49-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 33 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1764
  • Origin Florence, Italy
  • Materials silver, glass, paper, silk, pearls, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,250
  • Silver

1752 Vatican documented reliquary theca with relic of Pope St. Pius V

Oval crystal-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing the second-class ex veste (of the vestment) relic of Pope Saint Pius VA significant relic is affixed to a silk ground surrounded by silver wire and gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Pii V. P. (Saint Pius V, Pope).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Silvestro Merani († 1764), Titular Archbishop of Porphyrion (1742 -1764) and Sacristan of the Roman Curia. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Archbishop Merani in 1752.

  • ID# 14-RSCR50-125
  • Size 27 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1752
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silver, crystal, paper, silk, silver, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,250
  • Silver

1791 Vatican documented reliquary with relics of St. Benedict, Martyr of Sicily

Oval glass-fronted silvered metal reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Benedict, MartyrThe relic is affixed to a silk ground surrounded by paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as S. Benedicti M. (Saint Benedict, Martyr). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Francesco Saverio Cristiani O.E.S.A. († 1800), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon in a capacity of the Sacristan of the Apostolic Palace during the pontificate of Pope Pius VI (p. 1775-1799). The theca is accompanied by the original matching authentics documents issued and signed by Fr. Cristiani in 1791. 

  • ID# 255-RSCR-75
  • Size 37 x 28 mm
  • Age ca. 1791
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,200
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

1901 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Agnes of Assisi, Sister of St. Clare

Oval white metal pendant reliquary theca housing the second-class ex Habitu (of a habit) relic of Saint Agnes of Assisi. A substantial relic is affixed to a silk ground asurrounded by gilt paperolle ornamentation and identified in Latin on manuscript cedula label as S Agnetes Ass. (Saint Agnes of Assisi).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Mauro Bernardo Pietro Nardi O.F.M. Cap. (†), Titular Bishop of Thebae in Thebaide (1895-1911). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Bishop Nardiin 1901.

  • ID# 281-41-RSCR-225
  • Size 27 x 22 mm
  • Age ca. 1901
  • Origin Italy
  • Materials Metal, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $2,000

1910 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi

Oval glass-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing the second-class ex subgulo (of an undergarment) relic of Saint Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi. A substantial relic is affixed to a silk ground asurrounded by gilt paper and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on an ornate manuscript cedula label as Ex Subgulos Ma: Magd. de Pazzis V. (of an undergarment of Saint Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Virgin).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Cardinal Guido Maria Conforti (†), Archbishop of Parma (1907-1931), who was himself canonized as a Saint in 2011. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Monsignor Caselli in 1910.

  • ID# 281-47-RSCR-225
  • Size 31 x 22 mm
  • Age ca. 1910
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials Silver, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $1,975
  • Silver

Documented theca with relics of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Patron of AIDS patients

Small oval crystal-fronted silver reliquary theca housing ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. The relic is affixed to red silk background and identified on a manuscript cedulae as S. Alois. Gonz. On the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Giuseppe Bellotti (†), Bishop of Massa Lubrense (1756-1788). It is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Bellotti in 1766. 

  • ID# 166-RSCR-25
  • Size 25 x 21 mm
  • Age ca. 1766
  • Origin Naples, Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price $1,950
  • Silver

1799 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Joseph of Cupertino, Patron of aviation & students

Oval crystal-fronted silver pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex praecordis and ex ossibus (of the inner organs and of the bone) pre-canonization relics of Saint Joseph of Cupertino. The substantial relics are affixed to a red silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as Ex Praecordiis // B. Josephi a Cup. // Ex Ossibus (of the inner organs and of the bone of the Blessed Joseph of Cupertino).  On the back the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Father Adeodato Turchi (†1803), Bishop of Parma, Italy (1788-1803). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Bishop Turchi in 1799.

  • ID# 303-RSCR-35
  • Size 43 x 36 mm
  • Age ca. 1799
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, crystal, paper, silk, Spanish wax
  • Price $1,950

1991 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Benedict the Moor (of San Philadelphio), patron of African Americans

Round glass-fronted yellow-metal reliquary theca housing the first-class ex pelle  (of the skin) relic of St. Benedict the Moor. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Bened. a Fhil. (Saint Benedict of Philadelphio).  On the back, under the protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of the Order of Friars Minor. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued in 1991  by the Postulator General of the Order.

  • ID# 121-RSGSR
  • Size 32 mm across
  • Age ca. 1991
  • Origin Rome, Italy
  • Materials metal,
  • Price $1,775

1730 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, OFMCap. Martyr

Oval glass-fronted brass pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex carne (of the flesh) pre-canonization relic of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen. A substantial relic is affixed to the center of the theca surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as B. Fidelis // M. Capucc: (the Blessed Fidelis, Martyr & Capuccin).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Father Antonino Serafino Camarda O.P. (†1754), Bishop of Rieti, Italy (1724-1754). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Monsignor de Vignoli in 1730.

  • ID# 37-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 28 x 26 mm
  • Age ca. 1703
  • Origin Rieti, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, silver, Spanish wax
  • Price $1,775

1919 Documented reliquary theca with relic of the Blessed Seraphina Sforza, Poor Clare Abbess

Oval glass-fronted silvered brass pendant reliquary theca housing the first-class ex cineribus (of the bodily ashes) relic of Blessed Seraphina Sforza. The relic is affixed to the center of the theca surrounded by gilt silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as B. Seraphina (Blessed Seraphina Sforza).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Archbishop St. Guido Maria Conforti (†), Bishop of Parma, Italy (1907-1931), who himself was canonized as a Saint in 2011 by Pope John Paul II on account of his life of heroic virtue. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Monsignor Conforti in 1919.

  • ID# 302-RSCR-35
  • Size 33 x 27 mm
  • Age ca. 1919
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, silver, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $1,775

Documented reliquary theca with relics of the Blessed Giovanni (John) Colombini

Oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing significant first class ex ossibus  (from the bone) relic of the Blessed Giovanni Colombini The relic is affixed to a silk background decorated by gilt paperolle and silver cord ornamentation and identified on a fancy bi-color manuscript cedula as B. Joan, Colom, S. (Blessed Giovanni Colombini of Siena). On the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Tiberio Borghese (†1792), Archbishop of Siena (1772-1792). It is accompanied by original matching authentics document issued and hand signed by Fr. Borghese in 1791.

  • ID# 177-RSCR-2
  • Size 32 x 29 mm
  • Age ca. 1791
  • Origin Siena, Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price $1,750
  • Silver

Documented theca with relics of St. Frances of Rome, Obl.S.B., Patron Saint of Widows and Car Drivers

19th century oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing substantial first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of Saint Frances of Rome Obl. S. B.The relic is affixed to a red silk background decorated with gilt paperole and silver cord and identified on a manuscript cedulae as S. Franciscae Roma. On the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Giuseppe Mancini (†1855), Archbishop of Siena (1824-1855). It is accompanied by original matching authentics document issued and hand-signed by Mgr. Mancini in 1829. 

  • ID# 158-RSCR-2
  • Size 27 x 22 mm
  • Age ca. 1829
  • Origin Siena, Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price $1,750
  • Silver

Documented theca with relics of St. Laborious, Bishop of Le Mans

Early 19th century oval glass-fronted silver reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus  (of the bone) relic of ​Saint ​Liborius of Le MansThe relic is affixed to a gold silk background decorated with golden paperole and silver cord and identified on a manuscript cedulae as S. Liborii Ep (Saint Liborius, Bishop ). On the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Antonio Felice Zondadari  (†1823), Archishop of Siena (1795-1823). It is accompanied by original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Zondadari in 1813. 

  • ID# 165-RSCR-2
  • Size 28 x 26 mm
  • Age ca. 1813
  • Origin Siena, Italy
  • Materials silver
  • Price $1,750
  • Silver

Documented theca with relics of the Blessed Giovanna Maria Bonomo

18th century oval glass-fronted reliquary theca housing first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of ​the Blessed Giovanna Maria Bonomo. The relic is affixed to a red silk background decorated with silver cord and identified on a manuscript cedula label as B. Joanna Bonon. V. (Blessed Giovana Bonomo, Virgin)On the back, the theca is secured with perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Tiberio Borghese (†1792), Archbishop of Siena (1772-1792). It is accompanied by original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Borghese in 1784, only one year after she was beatified by Pope Pius VI. 

  • ID# 172-RSCR-2
  • Size 32 x 27 mm
  • Age ca. 1784
  • Origin Siena, Italy
  • Price $1,750

1802 Vatican documented reliquary theca with relics of Saint Apollonia of Alexandria, Martyr & patron of dentistry

Oval brass glass-fronted reliquary housing the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relics of Saint Apollonia. The relic is affixed to the background of red silk ground surrounded by paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a typeset cedula label as S. Apolloni / Virg. e Mart. (St. Apollonia, Virgin & Martyr). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Fr. Giuseppe Bartolomeo Menocchio, O.E.S.A. (1741- 1823), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon and Sacristan of His Holiness Pius VII. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Menocchio in 1802.

  • ID# 235-RSCR-4
  • Size 28 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1802
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silvered brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $1,750
  • Orthodox Cross

1853 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Bernardo da Corleone, OFM Cap.

Oval silvered brass glass-fronted reliquary housing first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) pre-canonization relic of ​​Saint Bernardo da Corleone. The relic is affixed to the background of red silk ground surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as Ex Oss. B. Bern. Cor. (From the bone of the Blessed Bernardo da Corleone ). On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint with a coat of arms of Fr. Giuseppe Maria Pietro Raffaele Castellani O.E.S.A. (†1854), Titular Bishop of Porphyreon (1839-1854), Papal Sacristan and Assistant to the Pontifical Throne of Pope Gregory XVI. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued by Fr. Castellani in 1853.

  • ID# 74-RSMBR-35
  • Size 27 x 24 mm
  • Age ca. 1853
  • Origin Vatican
  • Materials silvered brass, silver, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $1,750

1766 Documented reliquary with relics of St. Liborius, Bishop of Le Mans, patron of a good death

Oval glass-fronted silvered brass reliquary theca housing the first-class ex ossibus (of the bone) relic of ​Saint ​Liborius of Le MansThe relic is affixed to a red silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a  manuscript cedula label as S. Liborii (S. Liborius). On the back, the theca is secured with a perfectly preserved seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Fr. Antonio Cantoni (†1781), Bishop of Faenza, Italy (1742–1767) and Archbishop of Ravenna, Italy (1767–1781). The theca is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and signed by Bishop Cantoni in 1766. 

  • ID# 260-RSCR-6
  • Size 28 x 26 mm
  • Age ca. 1766
  • Origin Faenza, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $1,750
  • Orthodox Cross

1910 Documented reliquary theca with relics of St. Gaetano dei Conti di Thiene, founder of the Theatines

Oval glass-fronted silvered brass reliquary theca housing the second-class ex pluviali  (of a cape) relic of Saint Gaetano dei Conti di Thiene. The relic is affixed to a red silk ground surrounded by gilt paperolle and silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on a manuscript cedula label as Plu.S. Caj.  (of a cape of Saint Gaetano).  On the back, under a protective cap, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Father Guido Maria Conforti (†1931), Bishop of Parma, Italy (1907-1831), who himself was canonized in 2011. The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by Bishop Conforti in 1910.

  • ID# 5-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 28 x 26 mm
  • Age ca. 1910
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $1,750

1818 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Order of Poor Clares

Small oval glass-fronted brass pendant reliquary theca housing the second-class ex Habitu (of a habit) relic of Saint Clare of Assisi. A relic is affixed to a silk ground asurrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on manuscript cedula label as S. Clarae Vir. (Saint Clare, Virgin).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Cardinal Carlo Francesco Maria Caselli O.S.M. (†),  Bishop of Parma (1804-1828). The relic is accompanied by the original matching authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Monsignor Caselli in 1818.

  • ID# 281-44-RSCR-225
  • Size 22 x 18 mm
  • Age ca. 1818
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials Brass, glass, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $1,750

1728 Documented reliquary theca with relic of St. Felix of Cantalice, OFMCap

Oval glass-fronted brass reliquary theca housing the second-class ex habita (of a habit) relic of St. Felix of Cantalice, OFMCap. A substantial relic is affixed to the center of the theca surrounded by silver wire ornamentation and identified in Latin on manuscript cedula label as S. Felicis Cap. (St. Felix, Capuchin).  On the back, the theca is secured with a seal of red Spanish wax bearing an imprint of a coat of arms of Monsignor Camillo Marazzani (†1760), Bishop of Parma, Italy (1711–1760). The relic is accompanied by the original matching hand-writted and sealed authentics document issued and sealed by the order of Monsignor Marazzani 1728, only 10 years after his conanization.

  • ID# 33-281-RSCR-225
  • Size 27 x 33 mm
  • Age ca. 1728
  • Origin Parma, Italy
  • Materials brass, glass, silver, silk, paper, Spanish wax
  • Price $1,750

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