Inscription: Carved in relief on top: ONESSTÀ FA BELLA DONNA, or "Honesty [or Virtue] makes a woman beautiful" (as per Love and Marriage Exhibition Catalogue, p. 110).
(carved in relief on top) ONESSTÀ FA BELLA DONNA - "Virtue makes a woman beautiful"
written in pencil: (virtue in the [nella] beautiful woman; or; A (una virtuous woman?)
Professor Alessandro Bagnoli (Pinacoteca Nazionale SIena) saw the coffret in December 1988 and read the inscription ONESSTA FA BELLADONNA. Label changed to reflect this reading (F instead of N).