CORINTHIAN SILVER STATER OF AKARNANIA, 330-280 BC.

CORINTHIAN SILVER STATER OF AKARNANIA, 330-280 BC.

350.00

Obverse: Pegasus flying left with straight wings, Θ (theta) below.

Reverse: Head of Athena facing left wearing Corinthian helmet with leather neck guard, Λ behind, earring and pendant in field. Y below neck.

Pegasi: 10. [Akarnania, Thyrrheion, 330-280 BC].

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.6 g.

A gorgeous Corinthian silver stater in exceptional condition. The obverse bears an iconic image of Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek mythology. Pegasus was the offspring of Poseidon and Medusa, the god having impregnated the Gorgon in the guise of a horse. When Medusa was decapitated by the hero Perseus, Pegasus sprang out of her neck. The reverse has an extremely detailed depiction of Athena wearing a Corinthian helmet, casually balanced on her head like a cap. Her hair billows around the leather neck guard, and she is wearing an earring and pearl necklace. A stunning example of this classic type, well centred with attractive toning.

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