The ancient Hellenic city-state of Corinth was a wealthy and powerful polity on the isthmus that joins the Peloponnese Peninsula with the rest of Greece. It produced its own coins, some of the most important and well-known ancient coins that survive today thanks to the city’s ties to seagoing trade, and many of them featured a certain winged horse of great mythic fame: Pegasus or, in the Greek spelling, Pegasos. The Cook Islands commemorate these ancient coins by transferring the classical image of Pegasos onto a modern pure silver collectible, the 2022 1 oz Antique Cook Islands Silver Pegasus Coin.
- Ships in a windowed display case with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Issued in 2022!
- Limited mintage of 999 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 Pure Silver.
- Face value of $5 (NZD) as legal tender of the Cook Islands.
- Obverse side features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse side features an ultra high-relief image of Pegasus.
Pegasos, as he was known to the Greeks, was a mythical winged divine horse and among the most recognized of all Greek mythology’s creatures. In the oldest myths, he was the offspring of the Gorgon named Medusa in the form of a mare. By the classical era, the sea god Poseidon was recognized as his father, making for a logical connection with the fortunes of a seaport such as Corinth. The city-state began producing her famous Pegasos coins around the 7th century BC, and they became for some time the primary medium of exchange all around the Gulf of Corinth and even beyond in Italy and Sicily.
The 2022 Antique Cook Islands Silver Pegasus Coin pays tribute to this illustrious numismatic legacy by combining the ancient symbol of Pegasus with modern ultra high-relief SmartMinting technology and a rich, beautiful antique finish. Shipping in a windowed case for easy display on arrival, each coin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and is fully insured against any possible loss or damage in transit.
The coin’s obverse side features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II that confirms it as legal tender of the Cook Islands, along with the inscriptions “Elizabeth II,” “5 Dollars,” “Cook Islands,” and “2022.”
Pegasus, the winged horse, appears in mid-flight on the coin’s reverse side. Accompanied by the inscription “CI,” he’s depicted much as he would have been on an ancient coin, but with a level of naturalism, ultra high-relief detail, and luster that only modern minting techniques can provide.
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