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Valerie Fairchild

Athena Coin Ring

CNJ107

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These Corinthian silver staters were commonly known as colts, for the figure of Pegasus, the winged horse on the obverse. In between Pegasus’ legs, there often is the ancient Greek letter Q (or koppa) which stood for Corinth in its ancient spelling. Pegasus and Athena are commonly associated in the region around Corinth. In myth Athena gave Bellerophon a silver bridle with which to ride Pegasus and Bellerophon later became king of Corinth.

Corinthia, Peloponnese. 345-307 BC. Silver stater. Obverse: Pegasus flying, Wreath behind; Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena Hand textured 22kt gold mounting. Mounting Designed by Valerie Jean Fairchild