**Please note that any detailed information provided for this item has been found on the internet from reliable, religious sources detailing the history of this rosary. I will try and provide a link to the websites but will provide the most interesting points below**
> The following link is provided by a member of eBay detailing Rosary centers and differentiates between a 12 and 14 star Rosary like we are listing
> I was able to find very similar rosaries on eBay, Etsy and Ruby Lane but I feel the condition of this item is
> Antique rosary from the early 1800s as noted above
> The beads are made of wood (not rosewood as was suggested to me) and when you look at the photos closely you will see the wear from age
> Center Piece is stamped metal with FRANCE, an upside down JM along with 14 stars - which dates it to pre-1832 (12 Stars would be post 1832)
> Rosary measures 15 1/4" in total length with 5" pater or Our Father beads (pater beads measures 3/16" - 1/4"). The crucifix measures 3/4" x 1/2"
> Beads have a deep and rich dark brown color along with a brilliant surface area to the center piece and crucifix.
This Rosary is in amazing condition for being over 175 years old. It is in wonderful condition with minimal damage (several wood beads are split or chipped).
The only cleaning this rosary has received is with a really good wiping with a cotton cloth which cleaned away dirt and grime from years of build up (specifically from the stamped metal as this rosary was basically encased in dirt but without moisture thus showing why there is the smallest amount of rust). I also used a soft bristled brush to clean off the wood beads and chain connectors the best I could without damaging or potentially breaking the links). As far as I can tell from the discovered condition, all parts are original.
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