MEMENTO MORI – 2 TROY OUNCE – 50MM

    (24 customer reviews)

    $75.02

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    Specifications

    Weight

    2.00 troy ounce

    Thickness

    3.60 mm

    Purity

    .999 fine

    Finish

    Brilliant Uncirculated

    Edge

    Reeded

    Diameter

    50mm

    Description

    During the time of ancient Rome, legend has it that a general returning home after being triumphant in an important battle, paraded around the entire city celebrating his victory.  He received accolades, congratulations, and compliments from the crowds.  For a moment, the general felt a great deal of pride and intense arrogance.  At that moment, a slave, who would have otherwise gone unremembered, said in a low voice, so not to be heard by anyone but his master, uttered the words, “Memento mori.”  “Remember that you too will die.”  So profound and obvious that it remains important in Western culture even to this day.

    The concept of “Memento mori” may seem overtly morbid to our sensibilities, but mindfulness of our own mortality is key to making us realize the importance of making the most of the time that we have on earth.

    Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus.  For Horace, mindfulness of our own mortality was key to making us realize the importance of the moment.  “Remember that you are mortal, so seize the day” (Carpe diem).  “Carpe diem” is part of Horace’s injunction “carpe diem quam minimum credula postero,” which appears in his Odes (I.11), published in 23 BCE.

     

    • Contains: 2 oz. Troy .999 Fine Silver
    • Obverse: The word “MEMENTO” encircles the top field, and the word “MORI” in the bottom field, separated by bullet points, surrounding a skull in the center surrounded by items significant to the phrase, including an hourglass at 6 o’clock, a crowned skull with wings of good and evil (depicting the ascent to heaven) at 12 o’clock, skulls opposing at 3 and 9 o’clock, an extinguished candle, dice showing a roll of 7, a snail and a flower.
    • Reverse: The word “CARPE” encircles the top field, and the word “DIEM” in the bottom field, separated by bullet points, surrounding a draped skeleton mounted upon an apocalyptic horse, wielding a medieval spiked flail.

    24 reviews for MEMENTO MORI – 2 TROY OUNCE – 50MM

    1. MOOT1 (verified owner)

      Super cool piece !

    2. Sandra M. (verified owner)

      usWisconsin, United States

    3. Michael (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      Large and in charge! 50mm is amazing. It didn’t fit in the a 50mm direct fit capsule, and was a little larger. I am not sure if the capsule was a hair to small or this was to large. I ordered the Air-Tite Y-50 black ring capsule to protect this amazing silver round.

    4. Chad R. (verified owner)

      usPennsylvania, United States

      Flawless, detailed and just the clarity is unmatched.

    5. Anonymous (verified owner)

      usNevada, United States

      Love this one. My first 50mm but I’ll be back to get more. Phenomenal piece!!

    6. Dean H. (verified owner)

      usCalifornia, United States

    7. Anonymous (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      Beautiful metrics

    8. Dale Coons (verified owner)

      usCalifornia, United States

    9. Giuseppe (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      Ordering was easy, delivery was fast, rounds were flawless. Would order again

    10. Wayne Welch (verified owner)

      usFlorida, United States

    11. brian (verified owner)

      usNew York, United States

    12. Alejandro Diaz (verified owner)

      usCalifornia, United States

      Awesome coin, fast shipping

    13. Dean (verified owner)

      usCalifornia, United States

      These are pieces of Silver Treasure!

    14. Brian (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      Well worth the investment

    15. Marilyn (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      Love the details on this round!

    16. Christopher K. (verified owner)

      usTexas, United States

      In the two ounce size this is a great coin to have on your desk to maintain perspective. “You’re gonna die so sieze the day!”

    17. Andrew K. (verified owner)

    18. David H. (verified owner)

      usMaryland, United States

    19. Robert S. (verified owner)

      usUnited States

    20. Bob (verified owner)

      usNew Mexico, United States

    21. Anonymous (verified owner)

    22. Eric B. (verified owner)

      usVirginia, United States

      Love this coin, very detailed great design

    23. TMD429 (verified owner)

      This coin is absolutely stunning. I will say that the 50mm 2oz direct fit capsules WILL NOT work for these. If you go with the Coin Safe 51mm 2oz capsules, you’ll have a little space between the two pieces, but it will be a very nice fit. With those 51mm capsules, these rounds really shine and impress! Those work for all of the other 50mm rounds from LM as well, just an FYI!

    24. Keith (verified owner)

      Excellent service. Excellent product. Would buy again.

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