Greek Corinth Silver Stater Pegasus 350-338 BC (034)
Corinthian Pegasus coins are some of the most beautiful ancient Greek coins. This coin has desirable toning that evokes the centuries it has been in existence. Pegasus is in full flight with pointed wings. The symbol of Corinth is below.
On the back of the coin is the goddess Athena in a Corinthian helmet pushed back from her face; Zeus is standing to the left of Athena holding a staff. This coin is unique in that the image of Athena is in alignment with the Pegasus so the coin can be worn with Pegasus or Athena facing forward..
Corinth 350-338 B.C.
One of a kind with authenticity certificate.
Coin is set in a hand fabricated 4 prong 18kt gold mount.
Coin is approximately 20 mm
Pegasus was the son of Medusa and Poseidon born when Perseus beheaded Medusa. Medusa was reputed to be very beautiful but angered Athena by having an affair with Poseidon. Athena then turned Medusa into a snake hair Gorgon.
Pegasus was known as a gentle, helpful creature who Zeus granted immortality by turning him into a constellation upon his death. Because of his ability to fly, Pegasus is often associated with divine inspiration.
Athena is the Olympian goddess of wisdom and war and the adored patroness of the city of Athens. A virgin deity, she was also – somewhat paradoxically – associated with peace and handicrafts, especially spinning and weaving. Majestic and stern, Athena surpassed everybody in both of her main domains.
As a symbol of her wisdom, there’s sometimes an owl flying in Athena’s vicinity or sitting on her shoulder; from time to time there may also be a snake or an olive branch.