Replica of a Greek coin: Pegasus
The Pegasus, the flying horse of Greek mythology, decorates the replica coin, made from lead free pewter with antique patina. The ancient drachma was actually a weight and unit made of silver. Coins at that time were rarely made out of copper or gold. The first coins show animal pictures. These were usually part of the coat of arms of the cities and go back to the 6th century BC.
- Coin diameter: 2 cm
- Coin replica made from lead free pewter with antique patina
Pegasus: The Greek horse with wings on antique coins
With this authentic material in the hands of students, they will become more attentive to your teaching and the other course material. It also makes explaining Greek mythology easier. Here they can see in their hands the Pegasus as a winged horse. Pegasus was the child of the sea god Poseidon and Medusa (with the hair of the Snake).
The myth says that he came either straight out of Medusa's, when she had been beheaded by Perseus, and that she was as a twin of Chrysaor. Or she sprung from the Earth, into which Medusa’s blood dripped. Pegasos was finally transformed into a star constellation. But a spring of his wings fell into the town of Tarsus back to Earth and gave it the name. Myths are more than nice stories from the world of the ancient Greeks, and, as with a coin, they invite to explore their hidden meanings.
Replic coins for lovers of ancient coins
Our Replica Coins are stamped so that one cannot mistake them for originals. Yet, authentic replica coins are of extreme pedagogical value, as they are made with great care to match as closely as possible the original. Hence, our flying horse Pegasus coin is a small treasure for all lovers of antiquity. The Greek goddess Athena, which gave the name to the ancient capital and the mythological horse with wings are depicted on it. Athena, the ancient goddess, was the female deity of wisdom, strategy and of struggle, art and crafts. In Athens we find the Parthenon which was the Temple of the city goddess Pallas Athena Parthenos.
There were once several statues of Athena from the hand of the sculptor of Phidias. The largest statue embodied the Athena Promachos (the "forward fighting Athena") in full armour, hence, she was also believed to be a fighting deity.
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