Montblanc unveils its latest Limited Edition Patron of Art Edition pens dedicated to Publius Aelius Hadrianus, the great Roman emperor who ruled for 21 years. It has released Three variants to celebrate cultural legacy and historical patterns of the arts.
More on the King Hadrian
Hadrian was one of history’s most powerful and respected rulers. He had an empire spanning three continents, from the Scottish border to the Sahara and from the Atlantic to the Euphrates.
Hadrian ended his predecessors’ expansion politics, stabilized the provinces and became a great emperor of peace and prosperity. His legacy was immense, since Hadrian invested in infrastructure and the arts in all parts of his enormous realm.
It wasn’t only Rome and Athens that had him to thank for new buildings and comprehensive restorations, but many other cities of his empire as well.
Patron of Art Limited Edition 888
This version comes in just 888 pieces. It features a sterling silver cap top that recalls the domed shape of one of Hadrian’s great buildings; the Montblanc emblem is in mother-of-pearl.
The cap’s design is inspired from the delicate mosaic pattern from the floor of a typical Roman building.
A barrel created of matte Egyptian basalt, features a contrasting shiny hand-carved peacock – a symbol of immortality and was once part of the original decoration of Hadrian’s mausoleum.
The Au750 handcrafted yellow gold nib is engraved with the Hadrianic phoenix with a halo and laurel leaf.
Patron of Art Limited Edition 76
The number of pieces in this edition is a reference to the year of Hadrian’s birth.
The cap crown and the pen’s fittings are made of solid white gold, while the Montblanc emblem crowning the cap is mother-of-pearl.
The barrel is made of matte Egyptian basalt and features a hand-carved peacock, a symbol of immortality, coiled around it.
Patron of Art Limited Edition 5
With just five pieces in this exclusive edition, this pen is an homage to Hadrian as one of the “five good emperors.”
It is a term generally referring to a specific group of Roman leaders who reigned between the first and second centuries.
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