The god Dionysos favored the panther, a big cat normally depicted with spots. Here is one on a mosaic in the Archaeological Museum of Pella: I wonder how many of us have some interest in ancient coins depicting animals? I would think everyone would like a coin with a bold lion or elephant. Here is my panther: Hadrian. 19 mm. 5.67 grams. An obol (according to Emmett) struck at Roman Alexandria. AVT KAI - TPAIAΔPIACEB Emmett 1167, year 11, AD 125/6. Sear RCV II 3825 (He calls it a hemiobol. I don't know why Emmett and Sear disagree on the denomination. Sear's books on "Roman Coins and their Values" include a good representation of coins struck at Roman Alexandria, unlike the earlier single-volume editions.) Geissen II 974. I wonder how many different types of mammals we can post? Show us your different ancient mammal!