LEONIDAS of Sparta, with helmet of Attic type. In a war against the Persians in 480 B.C., when betrayed by an avaricious farmer he chose death over retreat. He and his 300 brave Spartans battled through the morning; they fought with fists and feet until every last man had fallen, but they had held the enemy long enough to ensure the safe withdrawal of the rest of the Greek army.
Even today, Leonidas symbolize the courage and the desire to remain free.
5th century B.C, Archaeological Museum of Sparta
H.26 cm/10 inches