Alighieri The Medium Leone Necklace
The Medium Leone Medallion is a 24ct gold plated bronze pendant, crafted from an antique Venetian coin, recovered and restored with Alighieri wax in Hatton Garden, London.
2.1cm in diameter
Adjustable 16/18/20 inch gold filled chain.
Available in solid 9ct gold, with an 18 inch 9ct gold chain (made to order and takes approximately 21 working days to create).
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 Medium Leone is designed to be worn as a reminder to be courageous.