[KENNEDY, John F. (1917-1963)]. Kennedy's personal Rosary beads and sterling silver crucifix, presented by Kennedy to his best friend and special assistant, David Powers.

One of the most important and personal possessions of John F. Kennedy ever offered for sale, with impeccable provenance: JFK's personal Rosary beads with silver crucifix, later given by him, America's first Roman Catholic President, to one of his best friends and most trusted aides, Dave Powers. With letter of provenance from Dave Powers Jr., 25 August 2013 attesting his father's ownership.

The rosary consists of a sterling silver cross, 42mm wide and 60mm long, with "John F. Kennedy" engraved on the reverse. The black onyx beads measure approximately 5mm in diameter. A small openwork sterling silver circle, 18mm diameter, connects the decade beads to the antiphon beads, and bears the descending dove of the Holy Spirit inside of a triangle.

A portion of the proceeds of the sale will be donated to the David Powers Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation supporting the Boys and Girls Club and military families.

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