The third 2 oz. coin of the “Assassins” series, which is dedicated to the world’s most famous historical assassins, about whom legends circulate.
We recommend this coin as an excellent investment – a great worldwide theme, a beautiful image and a low mintage guarantee the success of this issue!
The reverse of the coin presents an exceptionally detailed image of the sicarii. The high relief perfectly highlights every detail. The daggers of all the assassins have been subjected to gilding. The Latin name of the sicarii was placed at the top of the coin.
The obverse of the coin is completed with ornaments and daggers associated with the sicarii. The mintage of the coin is limited – it is only 999 pieces. The coin is packaged with a certificate of authenticity in an elegant wooden box.
The Sicarii were a splinter group of the Jewish Zealots who, in the decades preceding Jerusalem’s destruction in 70 CE, strongly opposed the Roman occupation of Judea and attempted to expel them and their sympathizers from the area. The Sicarii carried sicae, or small daggers, concealed in their cloaks. At public gatherings, they pulled out these daggers to attack Romans and alleged Roman sympathizers alike, blending into the crowd after the deed to escape detection.
The Sicarii are regarded as one of the earliest known organized assassination units of cloak and daggers, predating the Islamic Hashishin and Japanese ninja by centuries. The derived Spanish term sicario is used in contemporary Latin America to describe a hitman.
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