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Gold and red-coral rosary/cross from colonial Peru (1700s).

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Jewelry & Watches Start Price:1,800.00 USD Estimated At:2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD
Gold and red-coral rosary/cross from colonial Peru (1700s).
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This item SOLD at 2010 Apr 09 @ 19:01UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Gold and red-coral rosary/cross from colonial Peru (1700s). 32.3 grams, 16" long. Very impressive necklace of 66 red-coral beads in two basic sizes (6 large, 60 small), each bookended by gold-wire loops to connect to the next one, at the end of which is a fairly small and simple gold cross, which the Spaniards used as a rosary for prayer and protection (yet it seems odd that the intentional count of beads was in multiples of 6 and not 7), all in excellent condition.