This paternoster has ten 15mm onyx beads and a glass pendant containing pieces of wood to represent the relics sold as "pieces of the true cross."
Our pendant made of silvertone metal has a glass dome front and black suede back. Some of the epoxy used to hold the glass on to the pendant shows around the edge of the glass.
It measures approx. 1 3/4 inches (45mm) in height not including the bail and is approx. 1" (27mm) wide. The overall length of the tenner is 10 1/2" not including the hanging cord. We have a smaller version listed separately that is 9" long.
Many relics in period were fake as it was a popular joke that there were no tress left in the holy land because every crusader came home with a piece of the cross. Among many of the extant pendants with wood inside is one belonging to Charlemagne that is in the Cathedral Treasury, Rheims.
Shipped in a black pouch via USPS Priority Mail so that it is insured and will arrive in 2-3 days once the package is posted, plus you can track it on-line.
TENNER - A chaplet with ten beads, called a Tenner or in German, "Gebetskette Zehner" (prayer chain with 10 beads), was very popular in the 15th and 16th century. They usually had a saint's metal, cross, pomander or tassel hanging from the bottom. Often an eleventh larger bead was added as well.
ONYX - Onyx is a stone of inner strength, focused attention, willpower, self-mastery, discipline and reason. It is a protective stone used in battles or conflicts of all kinds. It carries courage along with the "survival of the species" energy.
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