Intaglio Mint has a tradition of striking silver rounds with unique designs and phrasing. A recently developed series focuses on historic phrases which carried great weight in their day but are not often heard by modern humans. The latest such release recalls the brave stand of the Spartan king Leonidas and his 300 men. Right now, 1 oz Molon Labe Silver Rounds are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in protective plastic flips or tubes of 10 or 20!
- Latest release in Intaglio Mint’s militaria theme!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Obverse depicts a Spartan soldier and the phrase “Molon Labe.”
- Reverse features the Intaglio Mint logo and stippled border.
The 1 oz Molon Labe Silver Rounds in this listing arrive in protective plastic to ensure the pristine condition of these silver rounds. Each one is available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and represents another issue in Intaglio Mint’s militaria and patriotic collection of rounds. Multiples in this series are available in tubes of 10 or 20 rounds.
History tells the tale of the brave King Leonidas, leader of the Spartan kingdom within Greece. Leonidas and his men were fearsome warriors raised from birth to fight and win for the cause of Sparta and greater Greece. When the Persian Empire with its army numbering in the thousands threatened to invade Greece, it was Leonidas and 300 of his bravest men who marched out to stall the Persians for days.
On the obverse of the 1 oz Molon Labe Silver Round is the image of a Spartan soldier with helmet, armor, cape, and a long spear standing ready to fight to the death with the Persians. Hopelessly outnumbered, Leonidas refused to step aside and allow the Persian armies to march through to Greece. Though he would lose the battle, his men fought valiantly and reportedly told the Persians when asked to relinquish their weapons and step aside “Molon Labe.”
The phrase “Molon Labe” comes from the ancient Greek language and means “come and take them.” The phrase is reported to have been uttered by Leonidas to the Persian ruler Xerxes I when he demanded the surrender of the Spartan warriors.
The reverse side of the 1 oz Molon Labe Silver Rounds includes the logo for the Intaglio Mint. The logo is set in the center of the design field on a background that features a radial burst with a stippled border around the design field. Engravings of the weight, purity, and metal content are included.
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