26 Most Interesting Animals on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins for Animal Lovers

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

Wild, exotic animals, available throughout the ancient Greek and Roman empires. Some brought back to Rome for spectacles in amphitheaters and the Colloseum. Others depicted as symbols of legions or entire regions. 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. Below is a list of 26 amazing animals depicted on coins, many of which there are authentic ancient Greek and Roman coins available. A world of intrigue, wonder and amazement awaits you …

#1 Horse on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#2 Lion on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#3 Bull on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#4 Eagle on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#5 Panther on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#6 Ram on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#7 Wolf on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#8 Dog on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#9 Hound on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#10 Dove on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#11 Camel on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#12 Stag another word for deer on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#13 Bee another word for deer on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#14 Antelope another word for deer on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#15 Elephant on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#16 Snake on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#17 Serpent on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#18 Fish on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#19 Ox on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#20 Boar “pig” on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#21 Pig on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#22 Owl on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#23 Crab on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#23 Dolphin on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#24 Cow on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#25 Calf on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#26 Octopus on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

See also for mythical animals and creatures: 19 Fascinating Mythical Creatures on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

 

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