Authentic Greek Silver Coin 300 BC Pendant depicting Pegasus

  • • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Authentic Greek Silver Coin 3rd cent. BC • Band material: Sterling Silver 925

Set in this sterling silver pendant is an authentic Greek coin from 300 BC, depicting Pegasus, the winged horse: on the reverse, we can see the bust of the Goddess Athena. Pegasus (Greek: Πήγασος, Pḗgasos; Latin: Pegasus, Pegasos) is a mythical winged divine horse, and one of the most recognized creatures in Greek mythology. Usually depicted as pure white, Pegasus is the offspring of the Olympian god Poseidon. He was foaled by the Gorgon Medusa Pegasus was caught by the Greek hero Bellerophon, near the fountain Peirene, with the help of Athena and Poseidon. Pegasus allowed Bellerophon to ride him to defeat the monstrous Chimera, which led to many other exploits. Bellerophon later fell from the winged horse's back while trying to reach Mount Olympus. Afterward, Zeus transformed Pegasus into the eponymous constellation.