29 Mart 2011 Salı

Galleon Treasure - Antique Spanish Colonial Silver Rosary


GALLEON TREASURE - ANTIQUE SPANISH COLONIAL SILVER ROSARY, LARGE BEADS, LONG - For some 333 years, Spain conducted a galleon trade between Seville, Mexico, and the Philippines, transporting Spanish colonial goods throughout Spain's vast empire. This silver rosary hails from the Spanish Colonial days in the Philippines, the 1800s. Each Ave Maria bead measures 7mm; the Pater beads measure 9mm and are double capped. The caps of two Pater beads are different from the caps of the other two; this is barely noticeable. The necklace part measures a long 36 inches all around; the dangling part from the Center Medal to the tip of the Cross is 8 inches. The Cross measures 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches, and is inscribed in the back, "Dolor San Gabrel." The lovely Center Medal measures 3/4 inch and has the monograms "TDG." The rosary weighs 59.9 grams. This is a unique find - a rare authentic Spanish Colonial silver rosary.