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2023 5 oz 5000 CFA Cameroon Great Commander Series Leonidas I Antique Finish Silver Coin

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Year: 2023
Mintage: 750 pcs
Finish: Antique Finish, partial gilding and colour
Country: Cameroon
Denomination: 5000 Francs
Manufacturer: MINTXXI
Metal Content: 5 troy oz
Purity: .999 Fine Silver
Diameter: 65 mm


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.
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