Maritime Supply Co

ESSE QUAM VIDERI "To Be, Rather Than To Seem" - Brass Coin Necklace


Part of our Captain’s Script coin collection, now with an updated design!

Hand-crafted from start to finish, this stamped coin features the Latin phrase ESSE QUAM VIDERI, which means “To be, rather than to seem.”

Many wear disguises we have all learned at some point. This motto, ESSE QUAM VIDERI, is a call to live out life as your true self, rather than create a mask to hide behind. Only someone who is fully honest with themselves and others and embraces their true character has the power to affect the world around them.

Coin pendant is 1" in diameter.

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

If you are unsure about which chain length to order, please read our suggestions on the FAQ page.

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.


All of our customers are part of our crew, and we take care of our own. If you have any issues with your order, we will do everything we can to fix the problem.

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”
Henry Ford

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Tristan M.
United States
Love It!

As advertised. Well made and looks great. Shopping was fast and had some fun surprises in the package.

Kerrie M.
United States United States
"To Be, Rather Than To Seem," Always!

I absolutely love this pendant for specifically this sentiment! I ordered the "Esse Quam Videri" and "Know Thyself" brass coin necklaces first (I already have a long wish list!) because of Erin Morgrnstern's novels, _The Night Circus_ and _The Starless Sea_, which have those quotes. The black and white logo sticker that Molly included was the most perfect touch, fitting perfectly with the color-scheme of TNC!!!! I will definitely be ordering more from MSCo soon!

Maritime Supply Co ESSE QUAM VIDERI To Be, Rather Than To Seem - Brass Coin Necklace Review
Scott T.
United States United States
To Be

Perfect yet again. Loving my experience with you all.