The Greek phrase molon labe was a classical era statement of defiance. The loose translation into English is “having come, take,” but it was popularized in the English language as “come and take them.” It was most popularly uttered by King Leonidas in defiance of the Persian Army that his outnumbered forces were attempting to hold back from entering Greece. Right now, 1 oz Molon Labe Silver Rounds Type III are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of protective plastic flips and tubes of 20 rounds!
- Features the Type III design from Intaglio Mint’s Molon Labe series!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- On the obverse is a new design of a Spartan soldier resisting the Persian Army.
- The reverse includes Intaglio Mint logo with a stippled border.
Each of the 1 oz Molon Labe Silver Rounds in this listing comes to you with a protective plastic flip. Multiples are available in mint tubes of 10 or 20 rounds. The silver rounds are meticulously struck and beautifully designed by Intaglio Mint, and as the Type III design offer yet more variety in the popular Molon Labe collection of rounds.
Leonidas was the King of Spart, a city-state at the center of Ancient Greece. The Spartan Army was highly regarded as the most effective fighting force in the ancient world. Despite inferior numbers compared to many opponents, the highly-trained and skilled Spartans often emerged victorious.
On the obverse of the 1 oz Molon Labe Silver Round, you’ll find the defiance of the Spartans on display in a stunning design. As dozens of Persian soldiers lay dead at his feet, this Spartan warrior kneels as he hoists his shield high to protect himself from an onslaught of arrows coming from the Persians.
Leonidas and his forces, numbering 300 Spartans supported by other Greeks, held an area known as the Hot Gates. A natural choke point, his forces delayed the Persian Army advance and showed incredible determination. As one of his men complained about the Persians unleashing a volley of arrows that would block out the sun, Leonidas famously responded: “won’t it be nice, then, that we shall have shade in which to fight them.”
The reverse of Molon Labe Silver Round Type III issues is the Intaglio Mint logo at the center of the design field. It is surrounded immediately by a field with sunburst rays. The outer edge has a stippled border with inscriptions of the round’s weight, purity, and metal content.
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