Corinth Stater 350 - 306 BC 

Obv: Pegasos with pointed wing left Koppa beneath. Rev: Head of Athena Left wearing corinthian helmet over leather cap, delta before and standing figure behind. Metal: Silver 8.5 grams, 21 mm diameter. Condition: EF.

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History of Corinth

The Corinth mint was active throughout the 5th and 4th centuries and the coins were copied in many other cities. The city was rich because of its position and its two ports on either side of isthmus between Peloponnessos and Greece proper. The Corinthians built an ingenious wooden tramway over which ships could be pulled the four miles (the Diolcos) between the two ports. Controling land and sea trade at this narrow land strip made Corinth very rich. Under the tyrants of the 7th century BC, power in Corinth switched from agriculture (aristocrates) to the industrialist. The Peloponnessian war started when Athens supported Corinth against Sparta. When Athens was defeated, Corinth fell under harsh control of Sparta leading to the Corinthian War 395 - 387 BC. Sparta was defeated in the Corinthian war by a confederation of Corinth, Athens, and Thebes. Corinth was taken by Philip II of Macedon in 338 BC. Corinth was occupied by Ptolemy I of Egypt in 306 BC and the coinage was stopped. The Romans destroyed Corinth in 146 BC. The city was re-established by Julius Caesar in 46 BC.