Memento Mori Iron Coin - Memento Vivere Reminder Token
There is a long history of Memento Mori reminders, including coins. We have added our own spin on the concept and included a new reverse side, “Memento Vivere” which translates to “remember that you have to live.” We believe there is a beautiful balance between accepting mortality and embracing life.
Memento mori (Latin: "Remember that you have to die.") is the medieval Latin Christian theory and practice of reflection on mortality. Especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits.
Memento vivere (Latin: "Remember you have to live.") Know that your time is short in the grand scheme of things. So have fun while you are here.
- Solid Iron coin
- 1" (2.5 cm) diameter
- 1/2 ounce, or 15 grams of solid 99.9% iron
- blackened and waxed to prevent rusting so it can be carried daily
Also available in copper and silver:
The product is treated to look as if it has been handled and circulated. This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science, coloring and patinas will vary. No two are exactly the same! Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques.
Note—Each order comes packed with a handwritten envelope straight from Shire Post Mint. We will make this out to whomever is on the SHIPPING ADDRESS. If you are giving this as a gift and would like a different name on the envelope, please include the recipient's name in the Special Instructions field as you complete your order.
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Beautiful little coin. I carry it with me most days and enjoy having it as a reminder, as well as something to fiddle with when bored or anxious about something.
It was made very well. I love the attention to detail. From opening the package to wax seal to the information besides the coin; I LOVE IT. The message has a simple but important meaning which is something to be reminded about, and as a coin collector, having it feels special.
I like to keep a coin in my pocket to fidget with, I have quite the collection. This is a beautiful piece, great design. Feels heavy and its got a very different shape to other coins.
Shire Post shows again how you can make great coins with solid iron yet again. This is a good solid piece.
The token is a fantastic reminder of exactly what is written on it. There is a nice weight to it. The edges are not sharp at all, so it hasn't damaged anything else I keep in my pocket.