Greek Corinth Pegasus Silver Stater 345-307 BC (120)
The rarity of a beautifully centered Corinthian Pegasus is well known to collectors. This exquisite ancient Greek silver coin is a rarity among rarities. The coin is encircled with Canadian source diamonds, creating a sparkling frame to this miniature piece of ancient art.
On the back of the coin is a classical representation of the goddess Athena wearing a Corinthian helmet pushed back from her face.
With authenticity certificate.
Chain available separately.
Set in an 18kt recycled gold mount.
Canadian source diamonds: .24 ct total weight
Coin is 21.8 mm
Pendant is 25 mm wide
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.