The silver vault contains a wide variety of ecclesiastical silverware. One of the prime exhibits is an old image of the Virgin Mary painted on leather and incased in a silver reliquary . In the middle showcase  there is a collection of special issues of coins by the Republic of Malta and the Vatican City State. Also worthy of notice is a medallion amidst altar-charts and candlesticks .
The beautiful solid silver crucifix and twelve huge candlesticks  placed on the high altar during the feast of Santa Marija, are by Bruckman und Sohns of Heilborn, Germany (1921). In the next showcase there are several pectoral crosses . The large showcase [26.27.28]contains all sorts of liturgical utensils.
Particularly interesting are: a bishop’s travelling box, several old chalices with intricate silver and gold-work, missals with gold and silver binding, and a pair of very precious cruets. The solid silver altar-frontal with a bas-relief of The disciples of Emmaus is by the silversmiths Rossetti of Milan based on a design by ÌuΩe Galea (1970). In the other showcases, there are a set of silver platters and a jug  and more altar-charts and candlesticks .
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