Coin: Stater, Corinth

1900.63.0380

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Artifact Identification Coin: Stater, Corinth   (1900.63.0380)
Classification/
Nomenclature
  1. Communication Artifacts
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  3. Exchange Media
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Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date N/A
Culture Greek, Corinthian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 2.08 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) 0.32 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 7.79 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Silver
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

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Description

This Greek coin is a Stater from the ancient city of Corinth on the Grecian Peloponnesus. The date it was struck is unknown. The obverse is a profile of Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom, war, and peace and patron of Corinth, wearing a Corinthian helmet over a leather cap. The reverse is Pegasus, a winged horse, that sprang from the blood of Medusa when she was beheaded by Perseus. It was while Pegasus was drinking from the fountain Peirene at Corinth that Bellerophon, using a magical bridle given to him by Athena, was able to subdue Pegasus. Together they slew the chimera, a beast with a snake for a tail, the body of a goat and the head of a lion that breathed fire.

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Artifact History

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Reproduction N/A
Reproduction Information N/A

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