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rosary workshop - Museum - 19c filigree
1822  1/2 LIRA MEDAL ROSARY
eucharistic medallion - crucifixion

EUCHARISTIC THEME, 6 DECADES
Purchased in 1999 in Southern Bavaria near the site of the Passion Play, this antique filigree rosary or 'Rosenkranz' is not all that far from it origin.  Eucharistic medallion very popular in 1700 - 1800s as was the 6 decade rosary. (see below) 
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A great find, this rosary along with several others of similar design and  quality were in the window of an Antique shop on a side street in Ober Ammergau. Dealer dated this rosary as early 18c.

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CONFIGURATION   -   MEDALLION
BEADS & COIN FROM 1822



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6 DECADE ROSARY
6 decades of 6 mm faceted garnet Ave's and filigreed Pater beads. Very popular during this period, often called a Brigettine rosary (11 in.)
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ABOUT THE
BRIGITTINE ROSARY
 Tradition tells us that the Brigittine Rosary was instituted and promoted by St Bridget of Sweden. (1304 - 1373) The 63 Aves honor the traditional years of Mary's life on earth. 




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FILIGREE RELIQUARY
Beautiful hand painted images on porcelain, set in an oval, silver filigree reliquary. OBVERSE: Crucified Christ. REVERSE: Holy Eucharist. 2 in from tip to tip.  Directly above is the Credo Cross. 




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THE BEADS
Irregular facets or  'ENGLISH CUT' semi precious garnet Aves (6mm.) Very popular during this period of history, along with coral.
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ABOUT THE COIN
 1/2 Lira, minted in Milan (M) in 1822.
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(OBVERSE) FRANCISCVS I.D.G.AVSTRIAE IMPERATOR (Franz I, by the Grace of God Austrian Emperor). (REVERSE)  LOMB.ET.VEN.REX.A.A.(King of Lombardy and Venetia, Archduke of Austria). A piece of history representing the period of Austria in Italy.

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