Direct Coins is delighted to offer the first release in the new Great Commanders series, featuring Spartacus.
This astonishing 2oz Ultra High Relief Coin shows Spartacus fighting the Roman army on his horse with slaves and gladiators assisting there leader.
Spartacus was one of the escaped slave leaders in the Third Servile War, a major slave uprising against the Roman Repulic. Spartacus was believed to be a captive taken by the legions and was trained at the gladiatorial school (ludus) where he became a heavyweight gladiator, called a murmillo.
In 73 BC, Spartacus was among a group of gladiators plotting an escape with about 70 slaves. Though few in number, they seized kitchen utensils, fought their way free from the school, and seized several wagons of gladiatorial weapons and armor. The escaped slaves defeated legions sent after them and recruited many other slaves into their ranks. Spartacus lead numerous defeats of roman legions sent after him and his rebels, taking his place in history as one of the Great Commanders.
The coin's obverse features precise tracking of there battles for freedom in Italy and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is housed in a wooden box which includes the Certificate of Authenticity.
Secure now. Only 999 coins will be offered worldwide!
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