Il Leone Medaillon Necklace
The Il Leone Medallion is crafted from an antique Venetian coin, recovered and restored with Alighieri wax in Hatton Garden, London.
24ct gold plated bronze
2.6cm in diameter
Adjustable 40/45/50 cm gold filled chain.
Questi parea che contra me venesse
con la test’alta e con rabbiosa fame,
si che parea che l’aere ne temesse
Inferno, canto i, lines 46-49
In the selva oscura -dark wood- Dante is confronted by a terrifying lion. His head held high, with a furious hunger, it seems as though the very air is trembling in fear of the wild beast. This encounter comes close to forcing Dante to turn away from the perilous journey. It is at this point that Virgil, his guide, appears to offer him counsel and companionship.
The Il Leone Medallion is designed to be worn as a reminder to be courageous.
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