MONTBLANC Octavian Limited Edition Patron of Art Series Fountain Pen.
The fascinating spider’s web design of the Patron of Art Edition Octavian is adapted from a design typical of the 1920s and also recalls the emperor’s elaborately woven network of power. In the middle of this web of delicate 925 sterling silver threads, which covers the gleaming black barrel and the precious resin cap, sits an artistically shaped, stylised spider. The hand-worked rhodium-plated nib in 18-catat gold also bears a delicately engraved spider.
Gaius Octavian, honoured by the Roman Senate with the name Augustus, was the driving force behind the cultural revival of the epoch that followed numerous years of war. By means of cunning tactical moves, strategic liaisons with powerful Romans and deliberate promotion of the arts, Octavian created an elaborate network of culture. Because of his support for the construction of splendid public buildings, which made Rome a city of marble and a powerhouse of artistic an intellectual endeavour, his name is forced connected with the heyday of the Roman Empire.