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Great Commanders - Leonidas I.


  • First issue of "Great Commanders" series!

  • Antique Finish with partial gilding and colour application!

  • Low Mintage of only 750 pieces!


  1134214  GC Leonidas PB

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.

Item Number 1134214



5.000 Francs CFA

Year 2023
Quality Antique-Finish


Pureness 999
Weight 5 Oz
Diameter 65 mm
Mintage 750
Special Gold and Colour Application

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