Each centurion commanded a century, a unit of 100 soldiers within a Roman legion which comprised 3,000 to 6,000 soldiers. Tough, courageous and highly disciplined, centurions formed the backbone of the Roman army, a formidable fighting force that conquered and controlled a vast empire. These highly esteemed officers received much greater reward than common soldiers and were responsible for enforcing discipline within the legion.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 2 oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The Perth Mint will release no more than 2,000 of the Warfare -Roman Legion 2018 2 oz Silver Antiqued High Relief Rimless Coin. The reverse of the coin depicts a group of Roman centurions fighting a battle against the Gauls.In the background are two centurions on horseback as well as a war elephant and an aquila. The design also includes The Perth Mint's'P' mintmark. The obverse of the coin portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2018 year-date. The coin's high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die. The coin has been individually'antiqued' to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact. As a result of this treatment the appearance of each coin may vary. To capture the depth and detail of the design, the coin is struck in high relief to a rimless format, and has been individually'antiqued' to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact. Each coin is presented in a classic grey display case, within an illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. A first for The Perth Mint, the coin is accompanied by 3D goggles and an immersive 360 ° panoramic illustration of the battle represented on the coin. Mintage: 2000 Material: Pure Silver (99.99%) Finish: Antique Weight: 2 oz Dimensions: 40.6 mm Thickness: 6.42 mm. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: World\Collections, Lots". The seller is "coinhistoric2023" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.