2021 – MOLON LABE – TYPE VIII – 1 TROY OUNCE – 39MM
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Molon Labe, meaning “come and take it” is a traditional Greek phrase expressing defiance, believed to be spoken by the Spartan King Leonidas when the Persian armies demanded the surrender of their weapons. The expression is commemorated in this one-ounce silver art medal.
- Contains 1 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver
- Obverse: The detailed depiction of the Spartan King Leonidas in Spartan regalia, surrounded by soldiers of the Persian “God King” Xerxes. “MOLON LABE” around the bottom circumference.
- Reverse: High-Relief Intaglio Mint logo set on radial burst surrounded by stippled border reading “ONE TROY OUNCE” above and “.999 FINE SILVER” below on textured background, flanked by mintage year in roman numerals “MMXXI”.