Pegasus silver cufflinks. Pegasus was the winged horse tamed by the Corinthian hero Vellerephontes with the help of Goddess Athena. The design of the cufflinks depicts the one side of the silver stater of ancient Corinth. On the other side of the coin, Goddess Athena is depicted wearing a Corinthian helmet. Corinth was one of the first cities to mint coins along with Aegina and Athens. Handmade casted silver 925°.
Diameter of each cufflink: 2 cm
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Corinth minted staters around the middle of the 6th century. BC, which reflected its commercial and economic development. The circulation of the first Corinthian staters was locally limited. However, they were found in "treasures" in her colonies in Greater Greece, which indicates that they were wide spread.
The coin production of Corinth had a spectacular increase at the beginning of the 4th century. e.g. Corinthian coins are inspired by mythology and local history as in many cities in Greece. Pegasus was the winged horse tamed by the Corinthian hero Vellerephontes with the help of the Goddess Athena. Pegasus is depicted on the one side of the coin. Their ancient name was "poles" (polo=horse in Greek).
Around the end of the 6th c. BC, the head of Athena Chalinitis was established on other side of the coin.