Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009

Stater: Pegasos (obverse); Head of Athena (reverse)

Stater: Pegasos (obverse); Head of Athena (reverse)

c. 350–338 BC

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Diameter: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Weight: 8.489 g (0.3 oz.)

Die axis: 10

Gift of J. H. Wade 1916.984


Did you know?

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.

See also
GR - Greek
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
Gift of J. H. Wade

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