*PLEASE NOTE: The pictures show the Amor Fati Coin in two different colours. The colour that we are currently shipping is the darker/bronze colour as seen in the individual photos, not the more orange one seen in the group photos. This is only while we await new stock. Thanks for your understanding!*
STOIC MEDALLION COIN SET OF 3
Choose 3 of your favourite Stoic coins to get your essential Stoic coin collection under way.
Each of the coins from our store are designed to optimise different aspects of your life and now you can save 15% when you buy 3 compared to buying them individually.
Please note: Our set of 3 coins will arrive with each coin in a plastic protective coin case inside one of our STOIC STORE UK drawstring pouches. The coin set of 3 does not include the black and gold coin presentation boxes.
You can read a full description of each coin on each of the individual coin pages, but you can also find a brief description of them all below.
MEMENTO MORI COIN
Our Memento Mori coin serves as a physical reminder of your mortality. It is a reminder that death can come for you, me and anyone else without any warning.
Most people in our modern culture put death at the back of their minds. However, there is power in remembering your mortality. To remember that you must die is to remember that you must live.
Life can be turned upside down or even taken away in an instant, use this coin to remind you to live this life fully before your time comes.
AMOR FATI COIN
Our Amor Fati coin serves as a physical reminder that no matter what the external circumstances are in your life, you always have the power to change it into something positive for yourself, your loved ones and the world.
The back of the coin features a quote from Stoic emperor Marcus Aurelius: “A Blazing Fire Makes Flame And Brightness Out Of Everything That Is Thrown Into It.”
It is up to us to be that blazing fire when things are dark, and to truly love whatever happens to us.
SUMMUM BONUM COIN
Our Summum Bonum coin serves as a physical reminder that we should be aiming for what the Stoics called “The Highest Good” in everything that we do. In what we aim to achieve with our big goals but perhaps most importantly, what we do in everyday life. In other words, doing the little things well.
The back of the coin provides the simple reminder “Do What Is Right, Not What Is Easy”. Most of the time, the hard choices and actions are the ones that we need to take. Aiming for the “Highest Good” is usually inconvenient for our own selfish plans and motivations.
This Summum Bonum coin is a reminder to simply do what is right in everything we do. It’s simple, but it’s not easy.
CARDINAL VIRTUES COIN
The Cardinal Virtues are considered to be the four pillars of Stoicism and according to the Stoics, their understanding and embodiment is essential to living a meaningful and happy life. Acting virtuously is always the goal, and everything else that is important naturally falls into place.
The Cardinal Virtues of Stoicism are Wisdom, Courage, Justice and Temperance. No virtue is more important than the other, and many Stoics believed that to represent one is to represent them all as they are all so closely interlinked and interdependent.
THE VIEW FROM ABOVE COIN
The “View From Above” in Stoicism is a profound practice that the Stoic Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his Meditations set the foundations for.
Each of us as individuals have extremely limited views of the whole. As a result, we can easily get swept away by personal problems, situations, frustrations and confusion that seem like the world depends on it from our point of view.
Just as astronauts going to space looking back on Earth profoundly changes them as people, so practicing “The View From Above” can have a similar effect for you. It is a reminder to “Zoom Out” and see the bigger picture. It is to get the true perspective on the problems that seem to weigh so heavily on our day-to-day lives.
THE INNER CITADEL COIN
The journey within, the retreat inside, introspection, the path home, self-enquiry and the soul are just some of the terms that refer to the same inward journey that the Stoics referred to as the Inner Citadel.
The Stoics, sages and the wisest people to have ever lived realised that everything takes place inside of us. Anger, jealousy, misery, frustration, joy, peace. It all happens inside. Our opinions about the outside world happen inside of us. Even an irritating noise is only “irritating” inside of us. Without our inner irritation, it is just a noise. The inner sanctuary is all we really have and it goes wherever we go.
This is why the Stoics – most notably Marcus Aurelius – saw how important it was to cultivate, manage, explore and fortify the Inner Citadel that lies within all of us. The Inner Citadel in Stoicism simply being that place inside of us where there is peace and contentment, regardless of what is happening “outside of the walls”.