Pegasus/ Aphrodite, Greek AR Drachm, 375 BC

This coin is a AR Drachm, minted in Greece, struck in 375 B.C. The obverse depicts Corinth Pegasus left. The reverse depicts head of Aphrodite right, with hair of snakes.

Pegasus, or Pegasos as he was called by the Greeks, was a winged horse, born from the liaison of the sea-god Poseidon and the beautiful Medusa. … In legend, Bellerophon, who became king of Corinth, tamed Pegasus with the aid of a golden bridle given to him by the goddess Athena.

Aphrodite is an ancient Greek goddess associated with love, beauty, pleasure, passion and procreation. She was syncretized with the Roman goddess Venus.

Setting: Sterling Silver

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This coin is a AR Drachm, minted in Greece, struck in 375 B.C. The obverse depicts Corinth Pegasus left. The reverse depicts head of Aphrodite right, with hair of snakes.

Pegasus, or Pegasos as he was called by the Greeks, was a winged horse, born from the liaison of the sea-god Poseidon and the beautiful Medusa. … In legend, Bellerophon, who became king of Corinth, tamed Pegasus with the aid of a golden bridle given to him by the goddess Athena.

Aphrodite is an ancient Greek goddess associated with love, beauty, pleasure, passion and procreation. She was syncretized with the Roman goddess Venus.

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