Pegasus pin. The design is from the one side of the silver stater of Corinth. The stater of ancient Corinth depicts Pegasus on the one side and Athena on the other side wearing a Corinthian helmet. Pegasus was the winged horse tamed by the Corinthian hero Vellerephonte with the help of the Goddess Athena. Corinth was one of the first cities to mint coins along with Aegina and Athens. Handmade brass brooch.
Diameter: 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 Vellerephonte 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.