2017 $5 Great Commanders - Spartacus 2oz Ultra High Relief Coin
Spartacus. The hero of several Hollywood movies. And a real life gladiator leader during a slave revolt against the Roman Republic that became the Third Servile War in Ancient Greece. And thus, the ideal first subject for a new silver coin series, struck by the Mint of Poland, Great Commanders.
Created using the Polish mint's extraordinary high relief process, Spartacus is pictured in full battle cry, fighting against the oppressive Roman Republic soldiers. Strikingly, the designers have added just a touch of red to the art, depicting the inevitable bloodshed that any conflict brings. On the obverse, a map depicting the sites of the gladiator's battles for freedom against the Romans.
Struck in Ultra High Relief, each 2oz silver coin is housed in a timber case with certificate of authenticity.