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HOPLOMACHUS Hoplite Gladiators 2 Oz Silver Coin 5$ Solomon Islands 2017

HOPLOMACHUS Hoplite Gladiators 2 Oz Silver Coin 5$ Solomon Islands 2017

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 "Gladiators"

Dazzling Coins introduce new exiting series when Ancient Rome comes alive with the brand new collection "Gladiators" with Antique Finish. Combined with the High Relief, the finish enhances the majesty and greatness of each 2 oz precious .999 Silver coin

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A Hoplomachus was a type of gladiator in ancient Rome, armed to resemble a Greek hoplite (soldier with heavy armor and helmet, a round shield, a spear and a sword). The hoplomachus would wear a bronze helmet, a manica on his right arm, loincloth (subligaculum), heavy padding on his legs, and a pair of high greaves reaching to mid-thigh. His weapons were the spear and a short sword. He was often pitted against the murmillo (armed like a Roman soldier), perhaps as a re-enactment of Rome's wars in Greece and the Hellenistic East. The name hoplomachus means 'armored fighter'. The small, round shield, or hoplon, was as much a weapon as a sword or spear, not unlike the original hoplites (who carried a larger shield), who used it primarily for defensive purposes, but also employed it in their charges, using it to ram their opponents at the onset of a fight. They wear no shoes so the sand will chafe their feet and give them a challenge.

Gladiators Story

Irrespective of their origin, gladiators offered spectators an example of Rome's martial ethics and, in fighting or dying well; they could inspire admiration and popular acclaim. They were celebrated in high and low art, and their value as entertainers was commemorated in precious and commonplace objects throughout the Roman world.

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Country
Solomon Islands
Year of Issue
2017
Denomination
5 Dollars
Metal
Silver
Fineness 
999/1000
Mintage (pcs)
1000
Weight (g)
2 oz (62.2)
Diameter (mm)
38.61mm
Quality
Antique Finish
Certificate of Authenticity Yes 
Package type  Box
Special Features

High Relief & Antique Finish                                       

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 The coin has an exceptional High Relief, an Antique Finish quality comes packaged in an attractive case