Trihemidrachm of Corinth with Bellerophon riding Pegasos

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
338–280 B.C.


Mint: Corinthia, Corinth

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1151.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.07 gm.

Accession Number

01.5467

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bellerophon riding Pegasos to right. Bellerophon wears petasos and chlamys and is striking downwards with his spear. Pegasos is flying, bridled, and has straight wing.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Chimaera to left, on an exergual line, across which is a slender amphora. Between the hind legs of the chimaera inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund