Artwork : ArchiveNo00145

Rosary 1545






Contributor Name Mary Rose
Contributor Image Andy_Elkerton.jpg

Location Portsea
Collection Date 06.06.08 11.26am
Artefact Name Rosary
Artefact Description A complete Boxwood Rosary with beads and a cross. Forty-three plain beads, one ribbed bead, five larger beads and three toggles forming a cross. Light brown in colour. Good condition.
Artefact Date 1545
Artefact Stored Mary Rose Museum
Artefact Form

Artefact Image rosary.jpg
Sample Taken Thread from Rosary
Sample Image

History of Artefact It was found on the main deck at the stern of the ship and underneath a chest. Fifty-three chests were found at the shipwreck site.
Only officers would have these chests because they would have valuable objects to lock away. There were also some storage chests on board. Seven Rosaries were found in total.

‘The owner would have been Catholic. Henry VIII was the head of the Church of England – but people obviously had different religious beliefs on board the ship.’
Historian - Andy Elkerton

Historian Andy Elkerton
Previous Owners Unknown
Special Memories

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