Momento Mori Coin
A cornerstone of Stoic philosophy, the exercise of Momento Mori, contemplating our own death and the fragility of life helps us put our lives in perspective - to focus on what is important - living a virtuous life, family, friends - and understanding that things like status, money, career can be taken away at any moment.
The Skull & Feather graphic is an original illustration by Friday & River co-founder Yumi Kawamura. The skull represents our mortality, and the feathers represent the fragility of life.
The backside is blank, and can be debossed with a word of your choice that signifies something that you want to remember. For the example image we chose the word "nature" as stoics believe that one should always live in accordance to nature, or God's will. It is meant in the greater sense of the word "nature" as we are designed to fulfill our purpose as part of the greater humanity.
“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...”
― Marcus Aurelius,
- Natural vegetable tanned leather ages beautifully
- 1.5 inches diameter, 1/8 inch thick
- Free word deboss on reverse side (up to 6 letters, customized items are not returnable)
- Momento Mori blog post here
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‡ Friday & River leather goods and accessories are handmade in San Diego, California USA. All of our leather products are made to look better with age. Every piece is meant to establish its own wear pattern and patina that reflects the lifestyle of the user. Each piece of leather is special and possesses its own marks, color, grain, etc, and may vary depending on the piece it is cut from. These are not imperfections, but characteristics that make each item a one-of-a-kind.
We reserve the right to cancel any and all orders with custom word requests that are vulgar or contain any language we determine to be inappropriate.