ATHENA, Goddess of Wisdom, & PEGASUS Winged Horse
ATHENA & PEGASUS: (400-350 BC) (19mm 6g)
OBVERSE: Pegasus with pointed wing, flying, PS beneath.
REVERSE: Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet, 3 dolphins around.
PEGASUS WINGED HORSE:
A beautiful horse with wings. He can be captured an ridden. Pegasus kicked Mount Helicon to stop it from growing and at the same moment created a spring called Hippocrene; Corinth, where the ill-fated hero Bellerophon captured him on the high hill of Acrocorinth. Bellerophon tried to use Pegasus to fly to Mount Olympus, but Zeus was not amused and sent an insect to bite Pegasus. Pegasus then bucked off Bellerophon, who fell to earth and died.
ATHENA GREEK GODDESS OF WISDOM, WAR, ARTS & INDUSTRY.
Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice & skill. She was the favorite child of Zeus & Metis, the goddess of wisdom and Zeus' first wife. Athena and her uncle Poseidon, both loved a certain city in Greece. Both claimed the city and it was decided that one that could give the greatest gift could claim the city. Poseidon struck the side of the cliff with his trident and a spring welled up. The water however was salty as the sea and was not very useful. Athena's gift was an olive tree, she prevailed since the olive tree provided food, oil and wood. Athena named her city Athens.
THIS IS A ONE PIECE PENDANT. THE COIN AND COIN EDGE BEZEL ARE MOLED IN ONE PIECE. THIS MOUNTING GIVES THE COIN A BEAUTIFUL ROUND COIN EDGE.
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