The Spartans were a society of warrior-heroes who were the living exemplars of such core values as duty, discipline, self-sacrifice, and extreme toughness. Some interesting facts when looking at the life of a Spartan.
Spartans had to prove their fitness even as infants
Spartan children were placed in a military-style education program.
Hazing and fighting were encouraged among Spartan children.
All Spartan men were expected to be lifelong soldiers.
Spartan youths were ritualistically beaten and flogged.
Food was intentionally kept scarce, and poor fitness was cause for ridicule.
Spartan men were not allowed to live with their wives until age 30.
Surrender in battle was the ultimate disgrace
The Small Spartan is handcrafted from 925 Sterling Silver and Bronze. Has a total weight of 14gr /approx 0.49 oz . The hole is 6mm / .25 inches which allows standard size paracord to be threaded easily. The cavity under the chin gives sufficient room for the lanyard knot to be tucked away neatly. The bead itself is hand made an incredible amount of detail has been achieved by the artist.