Early Georgian Reliquary, Silver GiltEarly Georgian Reliquary, Silver GiltEarly Georgian Reliquary, Silver GiltEarly Georgian Reliquary, Silver GiltEarly Georgian Reliquary, Silver Gilt

This is the first time I have ever bought a reliquary. I love buying early things, and and found this circa 1720 reliquary pendant, I had other dealers check it out, and it is that old. You can read the words. One side reads: "Episc.Nolae and the other side reads: "S. Pavlini. I did try researching, but learned little except that Nola is a place of religious significance. The piece is circa 1720, and is silver gilt, I has a hinge which is tight and could easily be lifted. The piece, including the glass, is in amazing condition. The piece measures a little over two inches North to South, and 1 inch and 1/2 East to West. This piece is 300 years old. Amazing! Note: I have now learned for whom this piece reveres. It is Saint Paulinus of Nola. He was a poet and senator of the 4th Century, and the reliquary is an ossuary (bone fragment) purported to be from him.

ITEM ID
8365
COLOR
Gold
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Early Georgian Reliquary, Silver Gilt

$900

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