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Bust of a pre-Hellenic era Greek Warrior with helmet plume and the word "Argyraspides"

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The revised Silver Shield logo used for fractional rounds with the words "Silver Shield 1/10 Troy ounce 2014 .999 Pure AG" and 8 bullets and 8 rays in the centre

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Bust of a pre-Hellenic era Greek Warrior with helmet plume and the word "Argyraspides"The revised Silver Shield logo used for fractional rounds with the words "Silver Shield 1/10 Troy ounce 2014 .999 Pure AG" and 8 bullets and 8 rays in the centre
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  • New
  • Purity: 999
Description

The Argyraspides, so called because they used silver plated shields, were a division of the Macedonian Army under Alexander the Great. They were hand picked men commanded by Nicanor, son of Parmenion and were held in high regard by Alexander. Originally they were a type of soldier called Hypaspists or "shield bearers" They were made up of older men but they were one of Alexander the Great's most feared units. Regarding this coin, the coin creator Chris Duane says:

"The short story behind it is that throughout all of history and 2/3 of the world today, 1/10 of an ounce of silver represents 1 days labour. Roman soldiers were paid a denarius for each day they served the Roman Legion. In Sun Tzu's the Art of War a 10,000 man army could be bought for a 1,000 ounces of silver a day. And even 2/3 of the world today lives off of less than $2 a day. "

In multiples of 50 these coins will ship in tubes.

Specifications
3118
2014
United States
New
999
United States
Heidi Wastweet
Bust of a pre-Hellenic era Greek Warrior with helmet plume and the word "Argyraspides"
The revised Silver Shield logo used for fractional rounds with the words "Silver Shield 1/10 Troy ounce 2014 .999 Pure AG" and 8 bullets and 8 rays in the centre
2014-06-11
19.2
1.2
20 x 20 x 10
0.1000
Silver Shield

SKU

3118

Year

2014

Country

United States

Condition

New

Purity

999

Origin

United States

Designer

Heidi Wastweet

Obverse

Bust of a pre-Hellenic era Greek Warrior with helmet plume and the word "Argyraspides"

Reverse

The revised Silver Shield logo used for fractional rounds with the words "Silver Shield 1/10 Troy ounce 2014 .999 Pure AG" and 8 bullets and 8 rays in the centre

First Released

2014-06-11

Diameter (mm)

19.2

Average Thickness (mm)

1.2

Dimensions (mm)

20 x 20 x 10

Metal Weight (ozt)

0.1000

Manufacturer

Silver Shield
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