Maritime Supply Co

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



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.

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mark w.
Australia Australia


Love the mottos this is the 5th necklace I bought. I was so happy with the 1st one I decided they would make meaningful xmas presents to close friends. I’m also impressed with the fast shipping about 4 days to Australia. So glad I found this store. I will buy again sometime.

Beau L.
United States United States

Happy with this

I have been wearing this 24/7 for a week. No staining when I sweat or shower, don't even notice it when sleeping. The chain length (18") works well - doesn't bounce around much when I run, is subtly noticeable when wearing a v-neck shirt. Both the chain and the medalion look masculine but not *****-ish. I like the company's values, and the Latin phrase is my reminder that *being* something is always better than *try* to be something.

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

Great Necklace

Exactly as advertised! A beautiful piece, and the brass had gained a beautiful patina with use. I love this necklace.