Antique Holy Land Rosary with Upside-Down Mary!

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  • Item Category: Fraternal, Political, Organizations
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 19, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House

This antique rosary has wooden beads, and a brass Crucifix and center medal. It was made in Palestine circa 1900-1910.

One of the most interesting things about it is also an indicator of its age - the center medal, which is a Miraculous Medal, is "upside-down" relative to the Crucifix, and upside down compared to the way rosary centers are made today.

The inscription on the center medal is in French, "O MARIE CONCU SANS PECHE PPN", which means, "O MARY, CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN, PRAY FOR US".

The rosary is in excellent condition. The Crucifix and center have a lovely patina from age, and slight wear. It is about 13 3/4 inches long.

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