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ID11929
 
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  Metal Type:  14k Center on Sterling Silver Chain
  Length:  17" + 2 " ext
 
 
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Corinthian Pegasus


 

Denomination:  Silver Stater

 

Date: 250 – 300 BC

 

Description: Pegasus and Athena

This coin was minted in the city of Corinth where the Pegasus had a special significance because it was the Greek city where the Pegasus first set foot on earth.  Here, with the help of Athena, the Greek goddess of war and wisdom, a young Corinthian nobleman named Bellerophon captured the Pegasus while it paused to drink from a fountain.


Athena was one of the most important goddesses in Greek mythology. She sprang full-grown and armored from the forehead of the god Zeus and was his favorite child. Athena was primarily the goddess of the Greek cities, but also symbolized the agricultural arts and the crafts of women.  Among her gifts to man were olives and grapes, the inventions of the plow and the flute, the arts of taming animals, building ships, and making shoes.


 

 
     
 
         
 
 
 
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