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Ancients: CORINTHIA. Corinth. Ca. 500-480 BC. AR stater (17.5mm, 8.62 gm, 6h). ...

2013 January 6-7 Ancient & World Coin Signature Auction - New York #3021

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Auction Ended On: Jan 7, 2013
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Location: Waldorf Astoria
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Rare Early Corinth Stater
CORINTHIA. Corinth. Ca. 500-480 BC. AR stater (17.5mm, 8.62 gm, 6h). Pegasus with curled wing ?ying left, koppa below / Head of Athena right, hair in long queue with "tuft" at the end, wearing Corinthian helmet pushed back on head and pearl necklace, within incuse square. Cf. Ravel 103 (P-- / T72).  Cf. BCD 18. Rare early version of the famous Corinthian "colt." A few minor deposits, otherwise well struck in choice metal. Choice Extremely Fine. 

On this early Corinthian stater, Pegasus has an archaic curled wing and the reverse head of Athena is surrounded by an incuse square. Athena wears a Corinthian helmet, the most popular type employed by the Greeks, which completely encloses the wearer's head and face, leaving only small almond-shaped eye holes and a narrow opening to allow breathing. When not in battle, soldiers generally pushed the Corinthian helmet back on the head, which is how Athena is wearing it here. Struck by Corinth and its many colonies, Corinthian "colts" rivaled the "owls" of Athens in commercial importance and circulated throughout the Mediterranean.

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