Leonidas, King of Sparta Miniature Bronze Statue - Battle of Thermopylae King of the Greeks Fighting the Persians - 4.5'' / 11.5cm
Total Height: 11.5cm / 4.5 inches
Total Width: 8cm / 3.1 inches
Total Depth: 4cm / 1.5 inches
Amazing miniature statues of the King of Sparta, Leonidas
Leonidas (c. 530-480 B.C.) was a king of the city-state of Sparta from about 490 B.C. until his death at the Battle of Thermopylae against the Persian army in 480 B.C. Although Leonidas lost the battle, his death at Thermopylae was seen as a heroic sacrifice because he sent most of his army away when he realized that the Persians had outmaneuvered him. Three hundred of his fellow Spartans stayed with him to fight and die. Almost everything that is known about Leonidas comes from the work of the Greek historian Herodotus (c. 484-c. 425 B.C.).
This collection of statues is remarkable in the details achieved. Any serious collector will appreciate the meticulous care taken in all the small details that complete the sculpture. The hand-painted color accents and antique finish. This statue feels very solid when held, and is quite heavy for its size. Each statue comes packaged in sculptured polystyrene inner packing for safe world-wide shipping.
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