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Ancient civilizations used chariots for war, racing, processions, and travel. Its evidence is reflected through the coinage of the Roman civilization.  On these ancient coins the chariots are illustrated being driven by emperors, important personages and even gods and goddesses. The chariots are usually pulled by the horse but in this coinage, we also get chariots pulled by serpents, elephants, bulls, etc. Continue reading Distinguished chariots on Roman Coins


We are fortunate enough to share our ecosystem with animals. They enhance the natural beauty of our planet and even the most ferocious amongst them illustrate the nature with its refined and primal grace.  Many artists had tried to capture this creation of nature with the brush or chisel but yet few come near to copying their perfection. Every aspect of a man’s creativity is inspired by its surroundings. Hence, it shouldn’t surprise us to see these beautiful animals depicted on coins too. One of the finest artistic representation of them are the animals on Roman coins. This coinage covers the wide variety of fauna, the embellishment of these beasts on Roman coinage is unique and awe-inspiring.

Continue reading The essence of animals on Roman coins: Phase II