SUPERB First Class Relic in Sterling Reliquary Pendant Cross, Red Seal and Vatican Hallmark, from the 1800! It has a very special energy to it.
Specifications Measurments 1 3/4" including the bail 1 1/4" x 6 mm thick. This cross is marked with the crossed keys of the Vatican Workshops, so it had to pass muster through the top levels of the Church! The reliquary is wrought from sterling-grade silver, and is completely intact.
Weighing in at 4.39 grams. This wonderful, wearable silver reliquary cross bears Vatican hallmarks, and contains it's original relic as well as a portion of the original papal seal! This classic reliquary features a hand-cut crystal, beneath which is set a tiny parchment cross against a red silk woven ground. Atop the parchment is what appears to be small splinters of a Relic of the True Cross, but it is my understanding that such an important relic would normally be set in rock crystal, so this First Class relic may represent splinters from another tree sacred to the High Church. The reliquary opens by means of a tiny screw at the foot of the cross.
However, this is certainly a First Class relic, as the contents are intact, and there is a red wax papal seal backing the relic! The only sign of wear after well over 210 years.
When opening inside is extraordinarily dirty. Please know all measurements are an approximate so as not to disrupt the precious stones and metals. Please message me for any additional information or photos I will be happy to provide for you and respond prompt as I can. The item "Relic Vatican Secret Locket Compartment Pendant 1800s Georgian era" is in sale since Thursday, August 15, 2019.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Georgian, Pre-1837". The seller is "mori_eyes" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida.
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