Memento Mori Stoic Medallion
Memento Mori is one of the key teachings in Stoic Philosophy. Literally meaning “Remember You Must Die”, this message at first appears morbid but is in fact one of the most grounding messages that Stoicism has to offer.
In our own busy lives, we can get caught up in meetings that don’t matter, doing things we don’t want to do and can take our own lives and those of those around us for granted.
Memento Mori is a reminder that there is an expiry date to all of this. We aren’t going to be here forever and neither are those that are closest to us. Remembering this makes us less likely to waste this life that is so precious and so finite. The message is sobering and allows us to constantly reassess what is important and what is unimportant.
In light of recent global events, we have all been reminded just how unpredictable this life is and how it can all be turned upside down in an instant. Now more than ever, the underlying message of ‘Memento Mori’ rings true.
This Specific Coin – Front + Back
Front of the coin: A minimalistic design that clearly displays the important message of ‘Memento Mori’. The skull at the centre of the piece is a visual representation of the message.
Back of the coin: ‘Remember you must die’. A brief summary of the meaning of Memento Mori, designed to shock you out of what is not important and bring you back to what is important in your life.
What This Coin Is Designed For
This coin is designed for everyday use. Whether you carry it in your pocket, have it permanently next to you on your desk or keep it by your bed, the coin is designed to be noticed as much as possible. It has been created as your portable mental reset for whenever life starts to get away from you.
Who This Coin Is Designed For
This coin is designed for anyone that truly wants to get the most of their life. Whether you are an experienced Stoic or it is the first time that you have heard of this philosophy, the message is still the same – nobody lives forever, so what are you going to do with the moments that you do have?
All coins are made of Brass and have an Antique Bronze finish. Each coin is 38mm in diameter. All coins are double-sided and have flat edges.
All coins come with a plastic container case included as well as a Stoic Store UK drawstring pouch – ideal for taking your coin anywhere, presenting it as a gift and protecting it from damage.
Our packaging is 100% recycled, recyclable and biodegradable!