Welcome to this ancient “numismatical” garden! Have an interest in horticulture, forestry, or botany? Relish opportunities to take a hike (even virtually) through the flora in a park? Enjoy the variety, artistry, and symbolism of plants on ancient coins? Well, you’re invited to walk the pathways of this thread and help build a beautiful ancient botanical garden! Cultivate your plant examples here! I’ve enjoyed some CoinTalk threads featuring the animal kingdom such as ones populating ‘zoos’ with various creatures on ancient coins. Here’s a thread for the plant kingdom to be accentuated! In various posts, I’ve admired many instances of plants on your coins. A great thread highlighting the now extinct Silphium Plant was contributed by @Jochen1. How many plant species are represented across the ancient coin collections of CoinTalk members? Please help expand and enhance these grounds. All “growing zone” needs are accommodated. Multiple examples of plant types are appreciated. The only planting requirement in this garden is that ancient “seeds” (coins) are used. I’ve started things off by filling that small plot on the hillside near the entry gates with a few specimens from my collection. I’m looking forward to watching this garden flourish with trees, flowers, leaves, vines, fruits... Rhodes AE10. (10.47 mm, 1.40 g) 350-300 BC. Diademed head of Rhodos right. Rose with bud to right. Judaea, The Jewish War. Æ Prutah (2.69 g), 66-70 AD. Jerusalem, year 2 (67/8 AD). 'Year two' (Paleo-Hebrew), amphora with broad rim and two handles. Reverse:'The freedom of Zion' (Paleo-Hebrew), vine leaf on small branch with tendril. Attica. Athens circa 454-404 BC AR Tetradrachm (25 mm, 17.20 g) Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. / ΑΘΕ, Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Æ Prutah (2.64 g, 17 mm) of Valerius Gratus, procurator of Judea under Tiberius. 16 AD. Greek inscription IOY/ ΛIA (Julia) in inverted wreath. / Three lilies stemming from between two leaves and the date L [Γ] (year three).