Ryro Posted January 17 · Supporter Share Posted January 17 (edited) WAR & ELEPHANTS Ever get rid of a coin, kick yourself for doing so and then go back to the well for a replacement because the type was just too cool for your collection to be lacking? Me neither. I kid, boy do I kid. Though, the replacement is the lesser of the two, fortunately so was the price I paid for it. Here's the first: And my latest certainly has more of a Dumbo feel than warrior elephant (though, we saw his mom is a KILLER so we know what he's capable of): Septimius Severus; 193-211 AD, Rome, (Silver, 2.59g 17mm) 197 AD, Denarius, BM-224, C-349 (3 Fr.), RIC-100. Obv: L SEPT SEV PERT - AVG IMP VIIII Head laureate r. Rx: MVNIFICENTIA AVG Elephant walking r. Commemorates the games also mentioned in the Historia Augusta that were given by Severus in mid 197 prior to his departure on his second Parthian expedition.Sharp elephant on reverse. Purchased from Demos Jan 2023 It certainly looks like some kind of netting on the elephant to help support people, weaponry etc. But I've read other interesting ideas as to what the tic-tac-toe board on these elephants are. Scaring, elephant body armor, a MASSIVE ancient gaming board??? Of course NOBODY has a corner on the ancient market with elephants like the Seleucids! A pretty recent rarity. Anyone else ever seen a horse on an elephant? And some others: Not to leave out Baktria: So please share your elephants, replacements, any ideas about the criss cross pattern on Shepty's Olyphants or anything fun! Edited January 17 by Ryro 15 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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