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Gladiators - Hoplomachus $5 2oz Silver Coin - Solomon Islands 2017

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Gladiators - Hoplomachus $5 2oz .999 pure silver coin, proof antique finish.

This beautiful coin is part of the new “Gladiators” series and features the hoplomachus, one of the most feared roles among the warriors of the Colosseum. The coin has an exceptional high relief.

Mintage limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide. With luxury box and COA.

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Country :Solomon Islands
Year :2017
Face Value :5 Dollars
Metal :.999 Fine silver
Weight :2 oz
Size :38.61 mm
Quality :Proof antique finish
Mintage :Only 1,000 pcs. worldwide
Series :Gladiators
Certificate of Authenticity :Yes
Original ETUI box/case :Yes

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A Hoplomachus (pl. hoplomachi) (hoplon meaning "Equipment" in Greek) was a type of gladiator in ancient Rome, armed to resemble a Greek hoplite (soldier with heavy armor and helmet, a round shield, a spear and a sword). The hoplomachus would wear a bronze helmet, a manica on his right arm, loincloth (subligaculum), heavy padding on his legs, and a pair of high greaves reaching to mid-thigh. His weapons were the spear and a short sword. He was often pitted against the murmillo (armed like a Roman soldier), perhaps as a re-enactment of Rome's wars in Greece and the Hellenistic East. The name hoplomachus means 'armored fighter'. The small, round shield, or hoplon, was as much a weapon as a sword or spear, not unlike the original hoplites (who carried a larger shield), who used it primarily for defensive purposes, but also employed it in their charges, using it to ram their opponents at the onset of a fight. They wear no shoes so the sand will chafe their feet and give them a challenge.

His usual opponent was the murmillo but he might fight the thraex in exceptional cases. Justus Lipsius conjectured that it was one of two designations of Samnite, and that Samnites were called hoplomachi when battling a Thracian, and a secutor when matched against retiarii.

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Gladiators - Hoplomachus $5 2oz Silver Coin - Solomon Islands 2017

Gladiators - Hoplomachus $5 2oz Silver Coin - Solomon Islands 2017

Gladiators - Hoplomachus $5 2oz .999 pure silver coin, proof antique finish.

This beautiful coin is part of the new “Gladiators” series and features the hoplomachus, one of the most feared roles among the warriors of the Colosseum. The coin has an exceptional high relief.

Mintage limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide. With luxury box and COA.

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