MEMENTO MORI – 2 TROY OUNCE – 50MM

(21 customer reviews)

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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.

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

  1. MOOT1 (verified owner)

    Super cool piece !

  2. Sandra M. (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usWisconsin, United States

  3. Michael (verified owner)

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    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)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usPennsylvania, United States

    Flawless, detailed and just the clarity is unmatched.

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usNevada, United States

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

  6. Dean H. (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usCalifornia, United States

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Beautiful metrics

  8. Dale Coons (verified owner)

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  9. Giuseppe (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usUnited States

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

  10. Wayne Welch (verified owner)

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  11. brian (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usNew York, United States

  12. Alejandro Diaz (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usCalifornia, United States

    Awesome coin, fast shipping

  13. Dean (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usCalifornia, United States

    These are pieces of Silver Treasure!

  14. Brian (verified owner)

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    Well worth the investment

  15. Marilyn (verified owner)

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    Love the details on this round!

  16. Christopher K. (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | 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)

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  18. David H. (verified owner)

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usMaryland, United States

  19. Robert S. (verified owner)

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  20. Bob (verified owner)

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