Animals on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins List for Collecting

Animals on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

A list of the different animals that have appeared on ancient Greek and Roman coins

Wild, exotic animals, available throughout the ancient Greek and Roman empires were revered and even struck on their coins. Animals such as antelopes, lions and elephants were brought to amphitheaters, the most famous being the Colosseum and for use in various entertainments. Many Roman legions used animals as a symbol for their legions. Just like we have zoos in modern times, the ancients too were fascinated by the exotic beauty and even possible danger these animals presented. The ancient Greeks and Romans put animals on their coins and are a very interesting topic in themselves to collect, especially for animal lovers. The goal of this guide is to help you know the type of animals on coins and make it easy to put together a collection from my eBay ancient coin store, which has thousands of coins available. You can click on each of the links below and see the examples I have available for sale. A world of intrigue, wonder and amazement awaits you as you explore this fascinating topic …

  1. Horse on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  2. Bull on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  3. Cow on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  4. Calf on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  5. Ox on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  6. Boar “pig” on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  7. Pig on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  8. Lion on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  9. Panther on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  10. Eagle on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  11. Owl on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  12. Peacock on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  13. Dove on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  14. Rooster on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  15. Chicken on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  16. Rooster on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  17. Rabbit on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  18. Hare on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  19. Ram on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  20. Wolf on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  21. Dog on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  22. Hound on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  23. Camel on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  24. Stag another word for deer on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  25. Bee another word for deer on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  26. Antelope another word for deer on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  27. Elephant on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  28. Snake on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  29. Serpent on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  30. Fish on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  31. Crayfish on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  32. Shell on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  33. Crab on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  34. Turtle on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  35. Dolphin on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  36. Octopus on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
  37. Scorpion on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

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Article by Ilya Zlobin, world-renowned expert numismatist, enthusiast, author and dealer in authentic ancient Greek, ancient Roman, ancient Byzantine coins and beyond.

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