Page 824. " a string of corals with a gold bead every couple of inches "


Creative Commons AttributionRosary - Credit: 'Pacopus'


   Red coral was a popular material for rosary beads in the middle-ages, but expensive enough to mark the owner as wealthy - the addition of gold 'paternoster' marker beads makes this a luxurious gift indeed.

For more detail visit Chris Laning's blog on medieval rosaries