Dazzling Coins is proud to present the first of three coins of the innovative Warfare series, featuring the impressive Roman Centurion.
A centurion was a principal professional officer in the army of ancient Rome. Each centurion commanded a century, a unit of 100 soldiers within a Roman legion which comprised 3,000 to 6,000 soldiers.
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. The image can be automatically viewed on any smartphone by tapping the phone against the NFC chip included in the certificate, then placing the phone in the 3D VR goggles – it truly is a sight to behold!
*Only the first coin in the series comes with free 3D goggles, after this the goggles will not be available for purchase.
The coin features 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.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver, this coin has a limited mintage of 2,000 coins worldwide. Each coin is presented in a classic grey display case, within an illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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.