Horses have always played an important role in civilization whether they were used for agriculture, war, transportation or show. Their beauty and noble bearing makes them the perfect subjects for the most widespread of artistic mediums – coins.
Many western cultures have immortalized the equine animal on their coinage, often paying homage to the horses of war.
These examples date from early Greek & Romans times through the centuries to the US mints of the 21st century.
Have A Favorite?
Mine has to be the Celtic coin. Not quite as beautiful as some of the others, but its roughness is part of its charm.