1 Kilo South Korea - Shield of Achilles Stacker Coin

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Regular price $1,599.95 Unit price  per 

  • 1 Kilo of .999 fine Silver.

  • Minted in South Korea.

  • Beautiful unique details.

The design on the obverse and reverse sides of the 1 Kilo Silver Achilles Shield Stacker is the same for both sides and is modeled after the descriptions Homer provided in the Illiad of the shield used by Achilles in his battle with Prince Hector. In the poem, Achilles lends Patroclus his armor in order to lead the Achaean army into battle. Ultimately, Patroclus is killed in battle by Hector, and Achilles' armor is stripped from his body and taken by Hector as spoils. The loss of his companion prompts Achilles to return to battle, so his mother Thetis, a nymph, asks the god Hephaestus to provide replacement armor for her son. He obliges and forges a shield with spectacular decorative imagery. Get yours now before suppliers run out!