Latin inscriptions from the Bible
Around the exterior of the upper half of the bead are carved the words LEVEMVS CORDA NOSTRA CVM MANIBVS AD D[o]MIN[e] C[o]E[los]
(Let us raise our hearts together with our hands to the Lord in heaven [Lamentations 3:41]).
Around the exterior of the lower half: ATTENDITE [et] VIDETE SI EST DOLOR SICVT DOLOR MEV[s].
(Attend, and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow [Lamentations 1:12]).+