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BATTLE OF MARATHON Battles That Changed History 1 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2018

BATTLE OF MARATHON Battles That Changed History 1 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2018

BATTLE OF MARATHON Battles That Changed History 1 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2018

31.1 (1 oz). This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is the sixth release in the new Battles That Changed History series and highlights legendary battles that changed the course of history. In this edition the Battle of Marathon. The coin has a wonderful coloration, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 5.000 pieces worldwide. The reverse of the coin shows Athenian General Miltiades. He stands against an antique, engraved background showing Greek and Persian troops engaged in close quarters combat. On top of the reverse, the inscription: MARATHON ยท 490 BC the name of the coin and the year of the battle. On the bottom, the inscription: 1 oz 999 FINE SILVER the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: NIUE – the issue country, TWO DOLLARS the face value, 2018 the year of issue and ELIZABETH II the name of the Queen. Battle of Marathon The Battle of Marathon took place in 490 BC, during the first Persian invasion of Greece. It was fought between the citizens of Athens, aided by Plataea, and a Persian force commanded by Datis and Artaphernes. The battle was the culmination of the first attempt by Persia, under King Darius I, to subjugate Greece. The Greek army decisively defeated the more numerous Persians, marking a turning point in the Greco-Persian Wars. The first Persian invasion was a response to Athenian involvement in the Ionian Revolt, when Athens and Eretria had sent a force to support the cities of Ionia in their attempt to overthrow Persian rule. The Athenians and Eretrians had succeeded in capturing and burning Sardis, but they were then forced to retreat with heavy losses. In response to this raid, Darius swore to burn down Athens and Eretria. According to Herodotus, Darius had his bow brought to him and then shot an arrow upwards towards heaven, saying as he did so: Zeus, that it may be granted me to take vengeance upon the Athenians! . Herodotus further writes that Darius charged one of his servants to say Master, remember the Athenians three times before dinner each day. The item “BATTLE OF MARATHON Battles That Changed History 1 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2018″ is in sale since Friday, May 18, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins”. The seller is “powercoin_italy” and is located in Roma. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Niue
  • Year: 2018
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
  • Composition: Silver
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