c. 350–338 BC
Part of a set. See all set records
Diameter: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)
Weight: 8.489 g (0.3 oz.)
Die axis: 10
Gift of J. H. Wade 1916.984
The archaic letter Ϙ, koppa, on the obverse abbreviates the early spelling of Corinth (ϘΟΡΙΝΘΟΣ).
On the obverse of this coin, the divine winged horse Pegasos takes flight, its front legs rearing up to the left. On the reverse, Athena, who gave the Corinthian hero Bellerophon the reins to tame Pegasos, wears a Corinthian-style helmet and is accompanied by a mask of the satyr-god Silenos. Repeated in this coinage, the story of Pegasos became an integral part of Corinthian mythology.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email email@example.com.