Silver stater, Pegasi /pegasus Corinth mint, c. 345-307 B.C.; obverse Pegasos flying left, koppa below; reverse helmeted head of Athena right.
Pegasus was a mythical creature borrowed by the Romans from the Greeks like many other gods and myths. The original intaglio carving from which this fine carving from sterling silver today was created was 1st Century BC. Roman. The Unicorn, is also a similar mythical and magical winged horse based on and adapted from Pegasus.
|Gender||For Him or Her|
|Depiction||Athena & Pegasus|
|Historic Period||Era: Classical|
|Material||Solid Sterling Silver|
|Diameter (excluding bails)||17 mm (43⁄64in)|
The ancient Greeks idolized intellect and spirit, while gods shared mortal passions and flaws to make themselves more accessible to humans. Beauty and harmony were truly at the heart of the ancient Greek civilization. This never fails to inspire our intellectual, scientific and spiritual worlds.
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