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Rosary beads, carved and pierced wooden mottled beads on metal chain, metal crucifix with corpus and metal medal depicting profile of Pope Pius IX on front and angel blessing a kneeling woman on reverse.
Medal Front: "PIUS * IX * PONT * MAX * AN * VIII" Medal Back: "SPIRITUS * SANC * SUPERVENIET * IN * TE / ROMAE" (Cast)
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
1/2 in (W) (inches)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).