|Country: Solomon Islands||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2017||Weight: 62.2 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 5 dollars||Dimensions: 38.6||Coin Accent: Antique Finish|
|ID: SB0049||Quality: Antique finish|
|Mintage quantity: 1000 pcs|
The spectacular new Gladiators series reveals the peculiarities of Ancient Roman fighters and reckons different classes of gladiator. This 2 oz silver 999 coin comes in outstanding high relief and its mintage is limited to 1000 pcs worldwide.
The obverse of the Solomon Islands coin features the portrait of Her Majesty Elizabeth II surrounded by the inscriptions: the Queen’s name, the face value, the country and year of issue and metal fineness.
The reverse of the coin is struck with a spectacular high relief artwork. The rim bears the name of the coin and the series, with the pattern on the background. An essedarius was a type of gladiator who fought from a chariot which gave them apparent advantage. Being armed with a spear and a sword, they also could run over their opponent with a chariot. In case their chariot was broken, the essedarius had to ride one of the horses, otherwise they could be easily defeated.