This pair of sterling silver chaplet rosary beads with the Infant of Prague medal at the end in a Bible shaped gold-tone metal case are marked: Italy. Although they are Not Marked Sterling Silver they were acid tested and proved to be Sterling. The traditional story of the rosary was that Mary herself appeared to Saint Dominic in the twelfth century. At that time, tradition says she gave him the rosary and promised Dominic that if he spread devotion to the rosary, his religious order would flourish. Originally the rosary had 150 beads, the same number of psalms in the Bible. Today’s complete rosary is now made up of twenty decades of the Hail Mary, separated by an Our Father and a Glory Be and sometimes the Fatima prayer. In very good + condition they measure 4 3/4 inches long while the carrying box measures 1 3/4 inches high, 1 1/2 inches wide and 1/2 inch deep. An addition to any Chaplet Rosary or Sterling Silver Rosary Collection. SH & Ins. will be quoted after orders placed. If you have questions feel free to contact me and thank you for looking.