Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Beautiful religious medal of the Virgin Mary on the front and St Bernadette and the Virgin Mary at Lourdes on the back. This medal measures approximately 7/8ths inches tall with the bail and has very dark tarnish as shown.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Lovely antique religious medal of Saint Therese of Lisieux- that says on the front Blessed Teresa of the Child Jesus- the back says I Will Spend My Heaven Doing Good Upon Earth. This medal is 15/16ths inch tall with the bail. This medal dates to approximately 1923 or 1924- it commemorates St Therese's Beatification. She was not canonized until later in 1925. This medal does have wear and needs careful cleaning.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
This vintage/antique rosary is made up of spina cristi and ends in a reliquary crucifix. The crucifix opens with a screw- which works well. Inside are 3 relics, the strips of paper are partially covered by the relics so I am guessing (educated guess) as two of the relics. The main strip reads Lignum arboris S. P. Dominici which translates from Latin to The wood from the tree of Holy Father Dominic. Portions of the word Agnus can be seen and I believe would probably read Agnus Dei and refer to piece of wax in the center. Also there is a small bit of dirt on the right side and I believe this is dirt from the Roman catacombs. The crucifix is 1 & 3/4ths inches tall with the bail and the screw intact. This is a beautiful reliquary cross rosary and it is in good condition.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Old Vintage- Antique fabric scapular with brown felt wool back- still sewn on the original antique paper lace card. The paper lace it pretty tatty on the bottom. This scapular is beautiful!!! Each scapular piece is 2 & 1/4ths inches tall by 1 & 13/16ths inches across.