2023 – MOLON LABE – TYPE IX – 1 TROY OUNCE – 39MM
Molon Labe, meaning “come and take it” is a traditional Greek phrase expressing defiance, believed to be spoken by the Spartan King Leonidas when the Persian armies demanded the surrender of their weapons. The expression is commemorated in this one-ounce silver art medal.
- Contains 1 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver
- Obverse: As the Spartan King Leonidas and his soldiers prepare for the last stand, all shields are up, spears drew, and arrows flying. “MOLON LABE” around the bottom circumference.
- Reverse: Large Intaglio Mint logo surrounded by plain border reading “ONE TROY OUNCE” above and “.999 FINE SILVER,” flanked by mintage year “2023.”