Top 35 Ancient Roman and Greek Gods, Goddesses, Deities and Mythical Characters to Collect on Coins

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

A world of mystery, intrigue and fantasy awaits. See the various gods, goddesses, and mythical deities and characters available to collect on ancient Greek and Roman coins. Transport yourself to the ancient past, explore the unexplored and collect authentic ancient coins of those various deities. This article was intended to expand on various ideas for a coin collector and a fantastic coin collection. Enjoy!

#1 Zeus on Ancient Greek Coins Jupiter, his Roman Equivalent Ancient Coins
#2 Hercules on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
#3 Ares on Ancient Greek Coins | Mars, his Roman Equivalent Ancient Coins | Virtus, the god of valor, often depicted like Mars or Ares on ancient Roman Coins
#4 Nymph the Ancient Greek Deity depicted on Greek and Roman coins
#5 Felicitas the Ancient Roman goddess of luck | Fortuna the Ancient Roman goddess of luck | Tyche the Ancient Greek goddess of luck – Luck goddesses.
#6 Hera on Ancient Greek Coins | Juno the Ancient Roman Goddess on Coins
#7 Nike, the ancient Greek goddess of victory ancient coins | Victory the Ancient Roman Goddess of Victory – Both I believe to be the ancient depictions of what later was known to be angels.
#8 Apollo on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins, the god of music, healing and light (sun)
#9 Helios, the sun god, on Ancient Greek Coins | Sol, the sun god, on Ancient Roman Coins
#10 Artemis, the goddess of the hunt on Ancient Greek Coins | Diana, the goddess of the hung on Ancient Roman Coins
#11 Aphrodite, the goddess of love on Ancient Greek Coins | Venus, the goddess of love on Ancient Roman Coins
#12 Spes, the goddess of hope on ancient Roman coins
#13 Laetitia, the goddess of happiness on ancient Roman coins
#14 Isis, the originally ancient Egyptian goddess on ancient Roman and Greek coins
#15 Athena the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom on coins | Minerva the ancient Roman goddess of wisdom on coins
#16 Concordia, goddess of agreement in marriage and society on ancient Roman Coins
#17 Aequitas on ancient Roman CoinsAequitas is the nominative form of the Latin æquitatem, meaning justice, equality, conformity, symmetry, or fairness, and is the source of the modern word “equity”.
#18 Justitia, the Roman goddess of Justice on ancient Roman Coins
#19 Eros, the primordial god of sexual love and beauty on Ancient Greek Coins | Cupid, the primordial god of sexual love and beauty on Ancient Roman Coins
#20 Libertas, the god of liberty on ancient Roman coins
#21 Pietas, the god of piety on ancient Roman coins
#22 Vesta on ancient Roman coins – Vesta was the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family in Roman religion.
#23 Genius on ancient Roman coins – In ancient Roman religion, the genius was the individual instance of a general divine nature that is present in every individual person, place, or thing.
#24 Demeter on ancient Greek coins | Ceres on ancient Roman coins | Annona on ancient Roman coins – Goddesses that are depicted in connection with the harvest.
#25 Asclepius the Ancient Greek and Roman god of medicine
#26 Hygeia on Ancient Greek and Roman coins – Hygieia, or Hygeia, was a daughter of the god of medicine, Asclepius. She was the goddess of health, cleanliness and sanitation and afterwards, the moon.
#27 Salus on Ancient Roman coins – Salus (Health) a Goddess of the Romans, the same that was worshipped under the name of Hygiea by the Greeks, who feigned her to be the daughter of Asclepius and of Minerva.
#28 Telesphorus on Ancient Greek and Roman coins –  In Greek mythology, Telesphorus (or Telesphoros; Τελεσφόρος) was a son of Asclepius. He frequently accompanied his sister, Hygieia. He was a dwarf whose head was always covered with a hood or cap. He symbolized recovery from illness, as his name means “the accomplisher” or “bringer of completion” in Greek.
#29 Persephone on Ancient Greek and Roman coins | Kore on Ancient Greek and Roman coins – In Greek mythology, Persephone also called Kore (the maiden)is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest-goddess Demeter, and queen of the underworld.
#30 Priapus on Ancient Greek and Roman coins – In Greek mythology, Priapos (Ancient Greek: Πρίαπος), Latinized as Priapus, was a minor rustic fertility god, protector of livestock, fruit plants, gardens and male genitalia. His Roman equivalent was Mutunus Tutunus. He was best noted for his huge, permanent erection, which gave rise to the medical term priapism.
#31 Poseidon on Ancient Greek and Roman coins | Neptune on Ancient Roman coins – Poseidon was the god of the sea, and, as “Earth-Shaker,” of earthquakes in Greek mythology. Neptune (Latin: Neptūnus) was the god of water and the sea in Roman mythology and religion.
#32 Pax, the goddess of peace on Ancient Roman coins
#33 Janus the Ancient Roman God of Beginnings and Endings, doors and name behind our month January
#34 Abundantia, the ancient Roman goddess – Abundantia was the Roman goddess of good fortune, abundance and prosperity.
#35 Hermes, Greek god of commerce | Mercury, the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Hermes



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