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Wolves on Ancient Coins
The she-wolf was the symbol of Rome from ancient times. The famous "lupa capitolina" suckled the legendary Romulus and Remus.
|The Dacianwas the ensign of troops of the ancient Dacian people, which can be seen in the of the soldiers of in several scenes depicted on Trajan's Column in , Italy. It has the form of a dragon with open wolf-like jaws containing several metal tongues. The hollow dragon's was mounted on a pole with a affixed at the rear. In use, the was held up into the wind, or above the of a horseman, where it filled with air and gave the impression it was alive while making a shrill sound as the wind passed through its strips of material.|