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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. "

The round you receive be be tarnished or in used condition.

Specifications
3118
US
Silver Shield
Brilliant uncirculated/Used
999
US
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
2014
Heidi Wastweet
0.1000

SKU

3118

Country

US

Manufacturer

Silver Shield

Condition

Brilliant uncirculated/Used

Purity

999

Origin

US

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

Year

2014

Designer

Heidi Wastweet

Metal Weight (ozt)

0.1000
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