Italy 50-EURO CENT (KM215) Horse
The horse is being ridden by Marcus Aurelius. In fact, that is a statue in the Campidoglio, Rome. However, it is a replica statue made in 1981 when the second century original was removed for restoration (and presumably placed in a museum).
Interestingly, this is the only intact surviving statue of a pre-Christian Roman emperor. That's because the medieval Christians mistakenly thought it portrayed Constantine. Otherwise, they would have melted it, because that's how they roll(ed).
- Diameter: 24.2 mm
- Composition: Brass
- CAT#: KM215