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Medal is stamped "CHAPEL STER", which means it was purchased from the Catholic Church and that it is Sterling Silver.
Dime in above photo shows scale of beads.
is stamped "OLRM STERLING",
Questions or more
What is a rosary?
A rosary is a string of knots or beads, designed as an aid to the memory, and, when used in religious exercises, providing a convenient method for counting the recitation of prayers or the repetition of the names and attributes of the Deity."
- From the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, ed. James Hastings, Volume X: Picts - Sacraments.
The Parts of a Rosary
The Chaplet is divided into five Decades with four Dividing Beads and a fifth one called the Medal, which may be of the same sort as the Divider Beads or a charm. The two ends of the Chaplet attach to the Medal as well as the Terminal which is a short piece that connects the Chaplet to the Crucifix.
The Divider Beads: There are four larger or differently sized beads to separate the Decades.
The Five Decades: There are five sets of ten beads that comprise the Chaplet.
The Medal or the Center: Previously described.
Pendant: Usually a Crucifix.