16 Fascinating Mythical Creatures on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

By Ilya Zlobin, Ancient Greek and Roman Coin Expert and Dealer

19 Fascinating Mythical Creatures on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

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Ancient Greek and Roman Coins Depicting the Nymph Nature DeityAuthentic Ancient Greek and Roman Coins with Nemean Lion Labor of HerculesAuthentic Ancient Greek and Roman Coins Depicting Calydonian BoarAuthentic Ancient Greek and Roman Coins Depicting the Eagle of Zeus or Jupiter
Authentic Ancient Greek and Roman Coins Depcting Bull Taurus Astrological SymbolCow and Baby Calf on Authentic Ancient Silver Greek Coins of Apollonia or DyrrhachiumAuthentic Ancient Silver and Bronze Roman and Greek Coins with Griffin Griphyn Eagle Lion Mythical CreatureCertified Authentic ancient Greek and Roman Coins Depicting the Crab or Cancer Astrolgical Constellation Symbol
Ancient Greek and Roman Coins with Serpent on Them Ancient Greek and Roman Coins depicting the Medusa Ancient Greek and Roman coins featuring the monster Gorgon or Gorgoneion

Walking down the street you may see a lion on a prominent building at the center. As you walk further down on Wall Street, you see the charging bull. You look up at a sign and you see a Griffin combined with a logo. You pull out a quarter dollar out of your pocket and see an eagle. You pass by the Armani store, you see the medusa head. You pick up a sandwich and see the Boar’s head logo. You look up your horoscope and you see another intriguing mythical creature. All around you, you start realizing that certain symbols are as old as civilization themselves. Mythical creatures are all around you.

Connect tot he ancient past and learn more about the symbolism behind them by studying ancient Greek and Roman coins. Each one is an area of exploration all on it’s own. Many tists and turns await you as you explore a world of mystery and intrigue. You may never see the modern world the same.

  1. Gorgon or Gorgoneion was also a mythical monster. What is interesting is that she is depicted as being placed on a shield or breastplate of Athena and even the Roman emperors. This is called the aegis when this is used as a way of protection. Alexander the Great is depicted on an ancient fresco where he is in battle with the Persian kings, wearing the aegis on his best plate.

 

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