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Leonidas Coloured Figurine

€50.00Price

Leonidas I, Λεωνίδας Α´ ; Ionic and Attic Greek: Λεωνίδης Α´, "son of the lion"; died 11 August 480 BC) was a warrior king of the Greek city-state of Sparta, and the 17th of the Agiad line; a dynasty which claimed descent from the mythological demigod Heracles and Cadmus.

 

He was the husband of Gorgo, the daughter of Cleomenes I of Sparta. Leonidas had a notable participation in the Second Persian War, where he led the allied Greek forces to a last stand at the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC) while attempting to defend the pass from the invading Persian army; he entered myth as the so-called leader of the 300 Spartans.

Colour: Red
  • Net Weight 0.150 kg
    Height 9.5 cm
    Width 4.5 cm
    Material Plaster