The item is a silver rosary case given to Elisabeth L. Miller by Pope Pius XI. The face of the case has his coat of arms and the date. The reverse side has her name and the date engraved on it with the information that it is a gift from “His Holiness, Pope Pius XI.”
The pendant was meant to be worn. It is a lovely memento and an example of a gift given by the Holy Father to this woman.
Please visit Papal History/Pius XI to view more items connected to this pontiff and to read biographical information. He was pope from 1922-1939. Papal Artifacts honors his memory and the gift of his life to our Church. Here is a link to the artifacts connected to him:
Below are a few examples from the Collection.