The Perth Mint is pleased to announce...
This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin is part of the “Gladiators” series and features the Thraex, probably the most light and agile physique role among the warriors of the Colosseum. The coin has an exceptional High Relief, an Antique Finish quality and comes packaged in an attractive case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 1.000 pcs worldwide.
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Availability date: 05/16/2017
The Thraex, or Thracian, was a type of Roman gladiator, armed in the Thracian style with small rectangular, square or circular shield called a parmula (about 60 x 65 cm) and a very short sword with a slightly curved blade called a sica (like a small version of the Dacian falx), intended to maim an opponent's unarmoured back. His other armour included armoured greaves (necessitated by the smallness of the shield), a protector for his sword arm and shoulder, a protective belt above a loin cloth, and a helmet with a side plume, visor and high crest. He and the hoplomachus, with his Greek equipment, were usually pitted against the murmillo, armed like a legionary, mimicking the opposition between Roman soldiers and their various enemies.
The reverse of the coin depicts a Thraex, one of the most agile warriors, due to its light weight armour that permitted him to accomplish fast and agile movements. On top of the reverse, the inscription: “GLADIATORS” – the name of the series and on the bottom, the inscription: “THRAEX” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “5 DOLLARS” – the face value, “SOLOMON ISLANDS” – the issue country, “2 oz Ag 999” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver and “2017” – the year of issue.