Il Leone Medallion —
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.
The Il Leone Medallion is 24 carat gold-plated bronze pendant, crafted from an antique Venetian coin, recovered and restored with Alighieri wax.
It is 2.6cm in diameter.
Hanging on an adjustable 16/18/20 inch gold-filled chain, the pendant alone weighs 9.2 grams.
It is also available in solid 9 carat gold, with an 18 inch 9 carat gold chain. Please note this version is made-to-order and takes approximately 21 working days to create.
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Alighieri is pleased to offer Worldwide Shipping, via DHL.
UK £7.95 (1-2 working days)
Worldwide £15 (2-3 working days)
Please note, for made to order products, including rings and 9ct gold pieces, we require 21 working days.