Antique/Vintage Sterling Silver Rosary, very Art Deco. Beautiful, rare black bead rosary with religious medalion and cross marked with INRI.
The letters “INRI” are initials for the Latin title that Pontius Pilate had written over the head of Jesus Christ on the cross (John 19:19). Latin was the official language of the Roman Empire.
The words were “Iesvs Nazarenvs Rex Ivdaeorvm.” Latin uses “I” instead of the English “J”, and “V” instead of “U” (i.e., Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum). The English translation is "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews."
Artist's impression of Christ on the cross. The Early Church adopted the first letters of each word of this inscription “INRI” as a symbol. Throughout the centuries INRI has appeared in many paintings of the crucifixion.
The rosary chain is black, as are the oval beads. The sterling silver medallion features Mother Mary on one side, and Jesus on the reverse. Both the crucifix and the center medallion are marked "sterling" .
Inri is on the top, back of the cross. Please use the Etsy zoom tool to enhance markings, beads and engravings.
For personal and spiritual reasons, I have not had this cleaned.
The cross would be beautiful engraved as a very special sentiment.
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