This amazing this fourth release in their ‘Shield Stacker’ series is able to reproduce the 63.5 cm tall original down to just one-tenth that height, and yet retain so much of the detail of the original. It’s even more impressive that they’ve managed to make it a genuinely stackable piece of bullion. At two ounces in weight, there’s enough material to do the job, but as earlier issues have always enjoyed the later addition of a kilogram variant, we can only wait with bated breath for that one to appear.
- 2 oz pure silver
- Great quality strike
- High relief
The shield, believed to have been formed in 1555, currently resides, along with at least one of Henry II’s suits of armor, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York. There’s a battle scene in the center filled with contemporary soldiers, but nevertheless believed to depict the victory of Hannibal Barca and the Carthaginian army over the Romans, in what was one of Rome’s bloodiest defeats, the 216 BCE Battle of Cannae. This was likely meant to represent the contemporary fight between France and the Holy Roman Empire through the 16th century.
|Weight (g)||2 oz (62.2 g)|
|Diameter||42.5 x 60.0 mm|
|Presentation case (box)||No Comes in Capsule|
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