Charm, made from a Chinese coin with a square hole at the centre from which hang three lengths of braid that are cream with purple patterns. Each braid terminates with an ivory charm, one in the shape of a Christian cross inscribed "FIRST LESSON", the second in the shape of a lyre inscribed "PSALMS", the third in shape of a goblet and inscribed "COMMUNION".
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