Boar as a Military Standard

This article suggests that the boar as a military standard is the totem animal of Ceres.  This seems completely counter-intuitive from a numismatic standpoint.  Whenever the Boar is associated with a deity on the coinage that deity is Hercules, A MUCH BETTER GOD to follow into battle than Ceres.


Relevant coins on CRRO.

RRC 385/2
RRC 39/2.  Berlin Specimen.

(I also don’t believe the a connection between the manheaded bull and the minotaur.)

My previous post on Military Standards.

A previous post about the denarius with the boar and Hercules.

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