Artist Roman Booteen created this mechanical coin with an anatomical heart that beats. The coin is inscribed with the Latin phrase “ars natvrae imitatio est” which means “art is an imitation of nature.”
Watch this video of the heart in action from Roman’s Instagram:
Here’s a look inside the mechanics of the heart:
And some more views of the finished coin:
Thanks to The Thanatos Archive for sharing this and bringing it to my attention.