Trihemidrachm of Corinth with Bellerophon riding Pegasos

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


Mint: Corinthia, Corinth

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1152.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.08 gm.

Accession Number

97.414

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bellerophon riding bridled Pegasos, straight wing, to right.
He wears petasos and chlamys, and strikes downwards with spear.
Greek letter below.
Reverse: Chimaera to left, on an exergual line across which is a slender amphora. Inscription in Greek between the hind legs of the Chimaera.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (Montagu 399);
1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund