Cut to: you're out on a long stretch of land with some thousands of your countrymen/mercenaries/fellow soldiers that your Commander/King/Ruler has deemed fitting for a fight. You've got your best wicker/wooden/metal shield and another weapon or 2 at your side. The big dog says it's time to get in battles formation as the enemy is getting into theirs. But as you do, the Earth below you trembles. You hear your fellow comrades in arms begin to shout in fear. The guy next to you points and screams out in a language all to foreign to you, "For the love of the gods, LOOK OUT!!!" And coming straight for you is... It's no wonder that the second most complained about smell of the battlefield is the gore. I don't need to tell you what the first is. These poor massive beasts of burden were featured in so many battles, I cheated and found a quick wiki link (not that kind) Some notable battles involving war elephantsinclude: 331 BC, Battle of Gaugamela 326 BC, Battle of the Hydaspes River 317 BC, Battle of Paraitacene 316 BC, Battle of Gabiene 312 BC, Battle of Gaza 305-303 BC, Mauryan-Selecuid War 301 BC, Battle of Ipsus 280 BC, Battle of Heraclea 279 BC, Battle of Asculum 275 BC, Battle of Beneventum 272 BC, Siege of Sparta 265-264 BC, Kalinga War 262 BC, Siege of Agrigentum 255 BC, Battle of Tunis 251 BC, Battle of Panormus 238 BC, Battle of Utica 238 BC, Battle of "The Saw" 239 BC, Battle of the Bagradas River 219-218 BC, Siege of Saguntum 218 BC, Crossing of the Alps and the Battle of Trebia 217 BC, Battle of Raphia 207 BC, Battle of the Metaurus 202 BC, Battle of Zama 197 BC, Battle of Cynoscephalae 190 BC, Battle of Magnesia 167-160 BC, Revolt of the Maccabees 164 BC, Battle of Beth-zur 153 BC, Roman siege of Numantia (Spain) 149-146 BC, Siege of Carthage 108 BC, Battle of the Muthul 46 BC, Battle of Thapsus And as artists love to point out, art imitates life: So I thought it a must to stamped out some of my favorite Olys: Antiochos III Megas Seleukid Kingdom. Uncertain (military) mint 60. 223-187 BC. Struck 202-187 BC Bronze Æ 17mm., 4,60g. Macedonian shield with gorgoneion in central boss / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑNΤΙΟΧΟΥ, elephant walking right, anchor above, monogram of ΠΑ below. very fine SC 1089.3a; HGC 9, 490 Former: Savoca Antiochos IV Epiphanes 175-164 B.C. AE 13 (12.7 mm, 2.50 g, 11 h). Ake-Ptolemaïs mint, Struck 175-ca.173/2 B.C. Diademed, veiled and draped bust of Laodike IV right; monogram behind / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ, head of elephant left; prow to lower right; monogram above elephant's trunk . SC 1477.2; Kadman 19; SNG Spaer 1102. VF Lysias BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Circa 130-125 BC. Æ (20x20mm, 8.82 g, 12h). Indian standard. Head of Herakles right, lion’s skin tied around neck, club over shoulder / Elephant advancing right; monograms in exergue. Bopearachchi 8A; SNG ANS 1040-7. VF, dark green patina.Ex: Timeline Auction Taxilla, post mauryan era, A lion with swastika and elephant. 1 1/2 karashpana. Caecilia Denarius. AR. Rome. (125 BCE). A / Head of Rome to the right, behind ROMA and in front X. R / Macedonian shield, around M. METELLVS Q. F., all within a laurel wreath. 3.70g. FFC.204. Banker's punch. Limited. BC / BC +. Ex Pliego Julius Caesar 49-48 BCE AR denarius (18 mm, 3.43 g, 2 h). Military mint traveling with Caesar. CAESAR in exergue, elephant advancing right, trampling on horned serpent / Simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by a dog's head), and priest's hat. Crawford 443/1; HCRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49. Banker's mark on obverse, porous. Near fine. From the Expatriate Collection Now how about you show off your massive monsters on ancient Coinage!