Malawi – 2009 – 5 Kwacha – 2000 Years Battle Teutoburg Forest GERMANS (PROOF)
Diameter : 40.0 mm
Weight : 27.0 g
Composition : CuNi German Silver
Mintage : 5 000
Arminius, also known as Armin or Hermann (18 BC/17 BC – AD 21) was a chieftain of the Cherusci who defeated a Roman army in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. His tribal coalition against the Roman Empire successfully blocked the efforts of Germanicus, nephew of Emperor Tiberius, to reconquer the Germanic territories east of the Rhine.
The name of the Teutoburg Forest in Germany will forever be connected to one of the most famous battles from ancient history, the clades Variana, the defeat of the Roman general Varus. In September 9 CE, a coalition of Germanic tribes, led by a nobleman named Arminius, defeated the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth legions and forced their commander Publius Quintilius Varus to commit suicide. The result of the battle was that Germania remained independent and was never included in the Roman Empire.