Molon Labe Coin
The Molon Labe Coin is a powerful symbol of strength, courage, and determination. "Molon Labe" is a Latin phrase and translates to "come and take them" and is a famous quote attributed to King Molon Labe (in Greek script, ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛABE), is used by a number of military units worldwide, including both American and - naturally - Greek military forces. The phrase roughly translates to "come and get them," with the implied meaning being a taunting reply to an order to surrender arms, and which is a classical expression of defiance.
When the Persians told the Spartans to lay down their arms at Thermopylae, the Spartans defiantly and suicidally replied “Come and take them.”
The phrase is attributed to Leonidas I of Sparta, the king who famously marched 300 Spartans to Thermopylae (the "Hot Gates") in or around 480 BC during the Greco-Persian Wars.
Molon Labe has been repeated by many later generals and politicians to express an army's or nation's determination not to surrender.
These two small words hold a significant amount of meaning to the people who adopt them. They can invigorate the morale of soldiers, patriots, and even athletes. Also, they are a symbol of independence, freedom, and choice. Finally, they serve as a warning to any opposing force that challenges our beliefs or determination that we will prevail with integrity, honour, and virtue.
This coin is the perfect one for you if you are passionate about defying odds and going above and beyond your self-imposed limitations. A challenge coin with a great piece of writing that is short and compelling and is backed up by plenty of excellent history.
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- Large, Heavyweight Coin
- Diameter: 1.54" (39mm) - about the same as a Silver Dollar
- 2.7mm thick (10 gauge)
- Weight: 1oz
- Highest-quality mint, extremely fine details
- 100% Minted in the USA
- Nickel-Silver (Antique Silver Colour)
- Brass Alloy (Antique Bronze Colour)
The coins were chemically aged so the patina looks great right out of the package and will look even better with more wear from handling and daily carry. The coin is treated to look as if it has been handled and circulated. Colouring and patinas may slightly vary.
There are no identical coins!
These coins are unique and are akin to a traditional military challenge coin.
Artwork design on this coin is copyright protected.
Note: we don’t take custom orders.
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