Leonidas means lion-like in Ancient Greek.A fitting name for the King if the Sparta as his lion-like courage made him one o the greatest commanders in history.
In tribute to this great commander, the 5 oz silver coin in antique-finish was issued.
The partial gilding and colour application brings out the details of the finley minted coin.
King Leonidas I. was the ruler of the Greek City-State of Sparta from 488 B.C to 480 B.C.
Known for his high military intelligence, he led the Greek troops in the second Greco – Persian war.
He is mostly famous for his heroic sacrifice at the Battle of Thermopylae,
where he repelled a big Persian force with only 300 Spartans and 700 Thespians alongside him.