A fine first quarter 18th century silver gilt reliquary, engraved with the arms of pope Benedict XIII Orsini (1724-1730) and containing a 1th class relic (bone) of St. Jerome. The label says: S(ancti) Hieronymi Conf(essoris) / Ecclesiae Doctoris.
Note: St. Jerome lived between 347 – 420 AD, dying in Bethlehem. He translated the Bible into Latin. In 1298 he was proclaimed Church’s Doctor, as reported in the label of this reliquary.
Description by dr. Antonio Alejandro Piccolo