Malawi – 2009 – 5 Kwacha – 2000 Years Battle Teutoburg Forest ROMANS (PROOF)
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Diameter : 40.0 mm
Weight : 27.0 g
Composition : CuNi German Silver
Mintage : 5 000
The Roman force was led by Publius Quinctilius Varus, a noble from an old family, an administrative official who was assigned to establish the new province of Germany in 7 AD. Varus’s forces included three legions (Legio XVII, Legio XVIII, and Legio XIX), six cohorts of auxiliary troops and three squadrons of cavalry, most of which lacked combat experience with Germanic fighters under local conditions.
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.