Ancient Greek - Pegasus - Corinth, Corinthia - AR stater - Circa. 345-307 BC, "pegasus," mounted pegasus-side out in 14K gold twisted-wire bezel with shackle bail.

 

Denomination: AR Silver Stater 

Date: 345-307 BC,

Mount:  14K gold twisted-wire bezel with shackle bail.

Description: Obverse: Pegasus flying left.  

Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena left with Artemis running right. 

History: 
In Greek mythology, Pegasus was an immortal winged horse, one of the two children of Poseidon and Medusa. Along with his brother, the golden-sworded Chrysaor, Pegasus sprang forth most miraculously from his pregnant mother’s neck after Perseus had beheaded her. It is said The Pegasus had the magical ability to raise water from The Earth by the dancing of his magical hooves- giving birth to the legend of the Hippocampus, or mythological water-horses of the Ancient World. He belonged to the Greek hero Bellerophon for some time, before being stabled by Zeus and tasked with drawing the chariot of his thunderbolts. Athena, featured on the Reverse, is depicted in her Corinthian war helmet, of which she was born wearing, ready to face conflict. 

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