This is the fantastic 3D shaped 2021 Spartan Helmet from Solomon Islands. It is struck from 300 Grams of .999 pure silver and replete with realistic battle abrasions and damage. These ultra low mintage legal tender coins are sure to please any Spartan and period enthusiasts. The Spartan Helmets also incorporate a special “antique bronze” finish to lend further authenticity to the reproduction.
The Spartan army stood at the center of the Spartan state, citizens trained in the disciplines and honor of a warrior society. Subject to military drill from early manhood, the Spartans became one of the most feared military forces in the Greek world. At the height of Sparta’s power – between the 6th and 4th centuries BC – it was commonly accepted by other Greeks that “one Spartan was worth several men of any other state”. According to Thucydides, the famous moment of Spartan surrender on the island of Sphacteria, off Pylos, in 425 BC, was highly unexpected. He wrote that “it was the common perception at the time that Spartans would never lay down their weapons for any reason, be it hunger, or danger.”