Mary + Jesus Prayer Bullet (Baller de Prière) - 1916
Mary + Jesus Prayer Bullet (Baller de Prière) - 1916
Mary + Jesus Prayer Bullet (Baller de Prière) - 1916
$140.00

Mary + Jesus Prayer Bullet (Baller de Prière) - 1916

Item no. A500.105

Trésor Bleu Exclusive - Antique (more than 100 years old)

France, c.1916  (World War I) 

We love that our trésors have years of wear, years of prayer.  If only these "Ballers de Prièr" - AKA, prayer bullets - could talk.  French soldiers in World War I created these artifacts by hand, by literally using empty ammunition (bullet) casings.  This particular casing has the details of its origin on the bottom, including the year it was manufactured:  1916, during the height of WWI.  ART, in French, is  Direction de l’Artillery ("Management of the Artillery") (?-1918) - The French state body that oversaw the manufacturing of munitions.  ART.D means it is a 8mm Lebel Balle D (manufactured 1898-1932).  The 8×50mmR Lebel (8mm Lebel). It was originally introduced by France in 1886. 

Once crafted, soldiers would add a saint, or Mary, and take them with them as a portable prayer tool.   The piece itself 8×50mm.  

This "Baller de Prière" makes a perfect travel piece, or journey-through-life piece.  All trésors are custom wrapped for gifting and shipping is free within the U.S.

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All of our trésors are authentic, one of a kind items*.  An information sheet of known origin, date and authenticity is included with every order.  Trésors Bleu are meant to be gifted, even to yourself.  A complimentary gift box is included with every order.  Shipping within the U.S. is free with all orders. 

*items from Virgins, Saints & Angels are not vintage

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