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Vintage Rosary and Jewelry parts
Girl's First Holy Communion One Decade Tenner- SOLD OUT!!!
Boy's First Holy Communion One Decade Tenner
Crucifixion One Decade Tenner
Wire-wrapped First Holy Communion tenner
Saint Joseph One Decade Tenner
Irish Penal Bronze Wire Wrapped Rosary
This Irish Penal Bronze Rosary is made with 14mm Jade pebbles. Each bead is individually wire-wrapped in 18 gauge brass wire, which will patina over time into a dark bronze hue. The 2 inch crucifix is from the "Penal Times" in Ireland, 1540-1731. Its elongated form fit readily into the hand for praying and concealment from religious persecution. The Celtic Antiquity rosary ring is 1 1/8" in diameter. They are both solid bronze and are hand cast in the USA from antique pieces. One of a kind original creation. Only 1 available.
The Irish Penal Rosary is known as 'An Paidrin Beag' or 'The Little Rosary came from a sad time in Irish History. The Irish Penal Rosary was a single-decade rosary used in Ireland during 'Penal Times' when religious objects were forbidden and the Catholic church had to go underground. The single decade rosary worn from a ring used in Ireland during penal times and thus became known as the penal rosary. The ring could be put on one finger at a time, beginning with the thumb. It could then be moved to the next finger until all 5 decades of the rosary were completed. This little rosary was easily hidden and allowed devout Roman Catholics to pray in secret with less fear of being caught.