Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009

Stater

Stater

350-338 BC

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Silver

Diameter: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Weight: 8.489 g (0.3 oz.)

Die axis: 10

Gift of J. H. Wade 1916.984

Location

Did you know?

The archaic letter Ϙ, koppa, on the obverse abbreviates the early spelling of Corinth (ϘΟΡΙΝΘΟΣ).

Description

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
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Silver
Credit line: 
Gift of J. H. Wade

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