Molon Labe Come and Take Them 1 oz .999 Fine Silver Coin "FRESH FROM TUBE"

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 25, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House

These Molon Labe coins contain 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver . They are brand new out of the tube. If you purchase this coin you will receive a beautiful brand new Molon Labe coin. If you would like to see the meaning of the coin it is listed below. If you have any question please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you for looking
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COIN MESSAGE

Though severely outnumbered during the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, King Leonidas I led the Spartans in a clash against Xerxes I and the Persian Army.

The Spartans fought for three days and, though ultimately defeated, they did not go down without a fight. The Spartans caused extensive damage to the Persian forces, delaying progress to Athens -- giving citizens time to escape.

Prior to battle, Xerxes' demanded that King Leonidas and his Spartan army lay down their weapons. The King bravely responded in his Greek tongue: "Molon labe!"

"Come and take."

The obverse features a Spartan helmet with two swords and five arrows crossing behind it. A banner runs across the arrows above the helmet, reading MOLON LABE. A banner below is inscribed with the same phrase in Greek.

COME AND TAKE IT is inscribed on the reverse of each Molon Labe round, along
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