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Reproduction of a stater of the 'Pegasi' type, minted in Corinth and her western colonies Leucas and Ambracia during the first quarter of the 5th century BC.
The coin is replica of the Corinthian silver drachm, which showed Aphrodite on its reverse, rather than the helmeted Athena found on Corinthian silver staters. That the face of Aphrodite was depicted on the drachm suggests the goddess’ close association with, and importance to, the city of Corinth. Indeed, alongside Kythera and Kypros, Aphrodite’s principal cult centre was at Corinth. Ancient writers record that her temple was filled with more than a thousand female servants, sacred to the goddess, who used to draw many male visitors to the city…!
The Corinthian connection with Pegasus comes from the myth of Bellephoron, hero of Corinth, who tamed the winged horse and, with his help, slew the fire-breathing Chimaera and defeated the Amazons.
Handmade for us in Greece, this jewellery collection is inspired by ancient Greek coins, the art and jewellery of the Minoan civilisation, familiar symbolic motifs and images, and the animals that played a significant part in ancient Greek culture.
These earrings are made of sterling silver, hallmarked '925'.
|dimensions||Diameter of coin: 1.5cm Drop: 4cm|
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