Fighting women of the Fon (Dahomey people) and their neighbors the Ashanti. Originally retained as an elite royal guard, Dahomey amazons held semi-sacred status as celibate warrior "wives" of the King. They prided themselves on their hardened physiques and highly-trained martial skills, and constantly strove to outperform their male counterparts. By 1890 they were more than 30 percent of the Dahomey fighting force.
The Dahomey Amazons are the only documented all-female official front-line combat arms military unit in modern history. Single-mindedly devoted to hardening themselves into ruthless instruments of battlefield destruction, these machete-wielding, musket-slinging lady terminators were rightly-feared throughout Western Africa for over 250 years, not only for their devotion to battle, but for their utter refusal to back down or retreat from any fight unless expressly ordered to do so by their…
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Details about Military Unit Coin Hickory Wall-mount Display (20 coin)
This item is made of hickory wood, it is stained dark mahogany and clear coated with a clear satin finish. Holds 20 military unit coins based on a 2" coin, has blue felt and comes with hardware to hang it with. Item is 13" tall, 11 13/16" wide and 1" thick. COINS NOT INCLUDED.