"Monnaies Et Symboles De Parisii" or "Coins and Symbols of the Parisii," a design created by French artist, Zoé Pauwels, and issued by Hermès as part of its 2006 spring/summer "The Air Of Paris" themed collection which featured scarf designs detailing the history of the City of Paris. Her design was inspired by the coinage and jewelry of the Parisii, Celtic Iron Age people who lived on the banks of the river Seine (in Latin, Sequana) in Gaul from the middle of the 3rd century BCE until the Roman era. The main settlement of the Parisii was first referred to as Lutetia by Julius Caesar during his first Gallic War campaign which became a Roman town after the Parisii surrendered the settlement in 51 BCE. In the 4th century, the town became known Lutetian Parisiorum, the predecessor of present-day Paris. This design, to date, has never been reissued.
The stunning, cool colorway is comprised of a French blue border surrounding a light blue background with design details rendered in silver, light pewter plus turquoise and Paris green accents.
This scarf is in strong 8 out of 10, excellent, well maintained condition (see our condition scale for reference). There are no stains, spots, marks, holes, thread snags or thread runs. Hems are intact, tight and round. Fabric/care label is attached. This scarf was not a boutique "final sale" item. This scarf measures approximately 35.5" x 35" (90cm x 88.9cm). Comes in its Hermès original gift box with its original 2006 Bolduc/ribbon tie.