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This bundle includes all 8 of our Stoic totems, each designed to keep a different tenet of Stoicism close in mind.
Each coin is handcrafted in the United States by a custom mint operating in Minnesota since 1882—the same mint where the iconic AA anniversary medallions were created in 1973 by Bill Westman, an employee. Westman wanted to create something to leave with people he interacted with in recovery groups and to mark their achievements in sobriety, to remind them of the messages of AA and help keep them on their road to recovery. Westman’s advice was “Carry this in your pocket or purse and when temptation is great, reach into your pocket and feel the medallion and remember your struggle to get this far.”
This bundle includes:
Memento Mori Medallion- Our most popular medallion, memento mori (Latin: "remember you must die") is the ancient practice of reflecting on your own mortality.
The front features our interpretation of "Still Life with a Skull," which showed the three essentials of existence: the tulip (life), the skull (death), and the hourglass (time). The back shows Marcus Aurelius's timeless reminder, "you could leave life right now."
Meditating on your mortality is only depressing if you miss the point. It is in fact a tool to create priority and meaning. It’s a tool that generations have used to create real perspective and urgency, to treat our time as a gift and not waste it on the trivial and vain. Death doesn’t make life pointless but rather purposeful.
Amor Fati Medallion- Amor fati is a mindset that you take on for making the best out of anything that happens: Treating each and every moment—no matter how challenging—as something to be embraced, not avoided. To not only be okay with it, but love it and be better for it. So that like oxygen to a fire, obstacles and adversity become fuel for your potential.
The flame on the front is inspired by Marcus Aurelius’s timeless wisdom: “A blazing fire makes flame and brightness out of everything that is thrown into it.” The back features an excerpt of the great philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s formula for greatness: “Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it… but love it.”
Summum Bonum Medallion- Summum Bonum is an expression from Cicero, Rome’s greatest orator. In Latin, it means “the highest good.”
And what is the highest good? What is it that we are supposed to be aiming for in this life? To the Stoics, the answer is virtue.
The front shows Arete, the Greek goddess of virtue and a model for us to follow—the embodiment of this idea of doing and living right. The back shows Marcus’s simple reminder:
“Just that you do the right thing. The rest doesn’t matter.”
Premeditatio Malorum Medallion- Premeditatio malorum (“the pre-meditation of evils”) is a Stoic exercise of imagining things that could go wrong or be taken away from us. It helps us prepare for life’s inevitable setbacks and develop resilience in the face of uncertainty.
The premeditatio malorum medallion is designed to keep us equally prepared—and strengthen us for any possibility. The back features part of Seneca’s quote “All the terms of our human lot should be before our eyes.” Wrapped around the border are the situations Seneca instructs us to rehearse: Exile. Torture. War. Shipwreck.
Sympatheia Medallion- Perhaps the most radical idea in all of Stoicism, Sympatheia is the belief in mutual interdependence among everything in the universe, that we are all one.
The front shows the famous 1972 “Blue Marble” photograph of Earth, which instantly changed man’s perspective on himself. It is a view Marcus Aurelius could only imagine but still understood. The image is a prompt to zoom out of your own bubble and see the world as a whole and understand the interdependence of everyone on it.
The back features Marcus’s timeless wisdom:
“Revere the gods, and look after each other. Life is short—the fruit of this life is a good character and acts for the common good.”
The inspiration for the international bestseller The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday, that line, plucked from the pages of Marcus Aurelius’s private Meditations nearly 2,000 years ago, is a timeless, life-changing lesson.
Now, with our newest medallion, you can carry this powerful truth with you wherever you go.
The front features a great mountain. The back shows Marcus’s enduring words: “The impediment to action advances action, what stands in the way becomes the way.”
Inspired by the international bestseller Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday, Daily Stoic is excited to introduce the Ego Is the Enemy medallion.
The purpose of this coin is to remind us to be:
Humble when ambitious
Gracious when successful
Resilient when we fail
Four Virtues Medallion- "If, at some point in your life, you should come across anything better than justice, truth, self-control, courage—it must be an extraordinary thing indeed.”—Marcus Aurelius
Daily Stoic is proud to announce the minting of our newest coin: the Four Virtues Medallion.
This medallion is a perfect reminder that you can have everything you want if you just make the effort to take the road that leads through virtue. The Four Virtues Medallion is designed to make that effort just a little bit easier.
Each coin is shipped in a custom-designed box with an accompanying information card, explaining the practice to anyone receiving the coin. Coins do not come with display case.
Dimensions: Eight coins, each 1 9/16” in diameter, 2.778 MM thick, 26.2 grams.