Lorenzo Il Magnifico (real name Lorenzo de’ Medici, a name which will surely strike a bell with readers of Dan Brown) was a renown Florentine statesman and patron of arts during the renaissance.
So much so that Wikipedia calls him out as the de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic and the most powerful and enthusiastic patron of Renaissance culture in Italy.
Its small wonder then that Visconti has an entire collection called as the Medici series of pens. The latest one in this collection, the Il Magnifico is the crown jewel with a body that is made from solid Italian Levanto marble.
The cap of the pen is made from sterling solver engraved using techniques that are true to the 16th century.
The symbol of Florence (fleur-de-lis motif) is recalled on the blind cap.
The cap crown is embellished with the Medici family coat of arms.
The pen is available in both a roller-ball and a fountain-pen option the latter of which features a 23 karat palladium nib.
- For those of us who believe in the lucky power of the numeral 8 will be delighted to know that this limited edition is restricted to just 388 pieces.