The latest 1-kilo gold coin in our British Museum coin collection features a bronze gladiator’s helmet, dated to the 1st Century and found in Pompeii, Italy. This helmet would have been worn by a heavily armed Roman gladiator such as the samnite or murmillo. It is said to have been found in the gladiator’s barracks at Pompeii. It has a grille of linked circles to protect the face, and a broad brim to protect the back and sides of the head. At the front of the helmet is a medallion of Hercules. This 2022-issue, 999.9 fine gold proof - of which only 6 will be offered – is only available from Rosland Capital. The 100 mm diameter, 6.6mm depth coin is legal tender and bears a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. This collector's item is specially minted as a proof, their highest level of quality, by the world-famous, Swiss-based mint, PAMP SA.