The (alleged) severed head of St. Vitalis of Assisi, a 14th century Italian monk, is being put up for auction in Ireland. The relic has been owned by a prominent Irish family since the 18th century.
Curiously, the skull was lost by the family for some time and only recently rediscovered. The auctioneer has said that while he can't prove it's the head of a saint, "It's certainly ancient, and it's certainly the head of somebody."
St. Vitalis of Assisi is the patron saint of venereal diseases. [photo]