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Thought I'd start this thread about a subject I really enjoy reading about here on the CCF. Whether It's Greek, Roman, Aztec, African or the dozens of others please post your coins relating to mythology and educate us on what your posting.

I don't have much in this subject but here is a Latvian 1 Lats piece depicting a griffin on it's coat of arms. In Greek mythology a griffin is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet.



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The Mexican coat of arms owes its origins to an Aztec legend. According to the legend, the leader of a nomadic tribe was visited by a god named Huitzilopochtli in a dream. The leader was told by the god that the tribe would come across a Mexican Golden Eagle, perched on a prickly pear cactus, devouring a rattlesnake.

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Reverse: Aztec Pyramid at Teotihuacán.

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Iceland 1 Krona

Obverse: Bergrisi the giant, one of the four traditional protector spirits ("Landvættir") of Iceland. Some scholars have suggested that landvættir are chthonic in nature, spirits of the dead, but others have interpreted them as nature spirits, since they sometimes live in land that has never been populated.



Reverse: Codfish


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Iceland 2 Kronur

Obverse: Norse Mythology. Icelandic coat of arms surrounded by the four traditional protector spirits ("Landvættir") of Iceland. These are Griðungur the bull, Gammur the eagle, Dreki the dragon, and Bergrisi the giant. The belief in local landvættir lives on in Iceland, with many farms having rocks that are not mowed closely and on which children are not allowed to play.





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Anyone know if Transylvania has a Vampire on any of their coins?
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Some of the Queen's Beasts


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This 1 tenge piece from Kazakhstan has two tulpars (winged horses) on it. From what I have read, they seem like the Turkish version of the Pegasus.

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Looking forward to some dragons.
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An interesting topic!
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1988 Greece.
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Cool coin Dorado.
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A Liberian 5 cent piece from 2000:

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Poland 2 slot 2007. The winged figure is Nike, goddess of victory. She was the daughter of the Titan Pallas and the goddess Styx.

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@Joseph7420, That Liberian 5 cent piece from 2000 is the Chinese Zodiac year of the dragon. Cool. I love seeing dragons on coins. Had no idea that the number of toes had meaning.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_dragon

The sub section about symbolism is really interesting.
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Poland 2 slot 2007. The winged figure is Nike, goddess of victory. She was the daughter of the Titan Pallas and the goddess Styx.
I like those coin on coin designs.
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