Maritime Supply Co

DUM SPIRO SPERO "While I Breathe, I Hope" - Brass Coin Necklace


Part of our new Captain’s Script coin collection.

Hand-crafted from start to finish, this stamped coin features the Latin phrase DUM SPIRO SPERO, which means “While I breathe, I hope.”

DUM SPIRO SPERO is a constant reminder that while we still live, nothing is futile and that hope springs eternal. Even in our darkest moments, we can remember that our state of life is in itself an act of defiance against the forces that would undo us. Fight on for as long as you draw breath, and never surrender to defeat.

This phrase is also the state motto of South Carolina, where our studio resides.

Coin pendant is 1" in diameter.

Purchase this coin as a keychain instead of a necklace here.

Please note: All our brass pendants are raw brass, meaning they are not electroplated and will develop a beautiful patina over time. We recommend polishing it with a soft cloth to help keep your pendant's original shine if you prefer the bright metal look.

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Bob S.
United States United States

The medallion and the chain (especially the chain) were trash .... should not have coast more than 3 bucks. The product is grossly misrepresented by the photo , which suggests a real chain and a substantial round of brass. This was a crucial gift to a cystic fibrosis sufferer, so I substituted a much better chain and took my lumps, but you should be ashamed of yourselves. I’ve a good mind to report you as con men to any local organization that cares about customers being shamelessly ripped off. One star is one too many.

Jorg E.
Ireland Ireland
Beautiful in its simplicity!

Dum Spiro Spero was always my motto even before the pandemic! So I'm twice as delighted with my new brass necklace, simple and beautiful. So much that I ordered a similar item right away which should be delivered tomorrow!

Ellen K.
United States United States
Love it!

My dad used to say this to me all the time. I love the necklace and haven’t taken it off since it arrived. The oragami boat was a nice touch.