Nabor was a soldier from North Africa who arrived in Milan in the 4th century to serve under Maximian. He became a Christian and, when in Laus Pompeia (Lodi Vecchio), he was put to death for having deserted. In actual fact, it was part of a “purging” of Christians from the military ranks. The body was brought to a church in Milan known as the Naborian Basilica. However, his worship slowly declined, and with it the church, and in the 13th century, the Franciscans decided not to revive it. In 1799, the martyr was transferred to the Basilica of St. Ambrose. However, the bust with the head disappeared and was found again 160 years later in a Belgian antique shop.