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Ancient Greek, Akarnania, Leukas, Silver Stater, 320-280BC

Denomination: Silver Stater

Period: Ancient Greece

Date: 320-280BC

Origin: Leukas mint

Condition: Very fine, some corrosion

Obverse: Pegasus with curved wings flying left, Greek symbol Lamda beneath

Reverse: Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet pushed back on head, Lamda below and mast with yard-arm behind

Size and Weight: 22mm, 8.31g

References: Calciati, Pegasi 139

Features and Provenance: Pegasus the winged stallion has been placed on the coins of Corinth since 545BC but not until 500BC was Athena added to the reverse. After Corinth, Leukas was the most prolific mint of Pegasus staters. The Greek myth states that Pegasus was born from Medusa's neck after being slain by Perseus. His association with Athena is linked to her helping to capture him, allowing Bellerophon to tame him and thereby own him. He goes on to help Bellerophon dispatch the Chimera.

 

 

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades inbetween

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible

 

 

 

 

 

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