Molon Labe is an ancient Greek saying that challenges a foe to come and take their weapons. This phrase was reportedly uttered by King Leonidas to Xerxes I of the Persian Empire as his overwhelming army tried to pass through the Hot Gates at Thermopylae. Leonidas would lead a combined force of 7,000 Greeks, with 300 Spartans, against an army of 150,000 Persians in a losing effort. But their rearguard stand went down the history books for its bravery and sacrifice. The 2 oz Molon Labe Silver Round with Type IV design captures another moment in this epic battle and is available to you for purchase online at JM Bullion.
- Rounds arrive inside of individual plastic flips or tubes of 10!
- Type IV design in the Molon Labe Series!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- On the obverse is a Spartan warrior standing up to the might of a Persian War Elephant.
- The reverse includes the Intaglio Mint seal.
The Molon Labe Silver Rounds from the Intaglio Mint are available as of this release with four different obverse designs. The collection has offered up various depictions of the Spartan warriors that formed the backbone of the Greek army that met the Persians at the Battle of Thermopylae.
Each silver round issued in this collection is available in 1 oz silver and 2 oz silver. For each of those weights and design releases, youll find a Brilliant Uncirculated version of the round and an antique option with its own distinctive visuals. The Type IV design takes viewers deeper into the battle than any previous issue.
On the obverse of the 2 oz Molon Labe Silver Round is a depiction of a Spartan warrior. He stands amidst the chaos of the Battle of Thermopylae as the Persian Army unleashes one of its deadliest weapons: the war elephant. With no armor of his own, the brave Spartan stands tall as he thrusts a spear upward hoping to take down the giant beast before it can barrel through the Greek lines.
In open battle, the Persian war elephants were more deadly than any other form of cavalry charge known to man. The sheer size of the elephants and the inclusion of Persian soldiers on the tower on the elephants back raining down arrows and you had the closest thing to a tank the ancient world knew.
The reverse design of the 2 oz Molon Labe Rounds includes the Intaglio Mint logo with beautiful background elements. The central design field has a radial sunburst while the outer rim of the design field has a stippled, or hammered, design finish.
These 2 oz Molon Labe Silver Rounds are available to you individually inside of protective plastic flips. For bulk purchases, youll find these rounds available inside of protective mint tubes of 10 rounds.
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