Fly me to the Moon and let me play amongst the Pegasus!

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  1. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    Inspired by @Roman Collector's hilarious Hipocamp post, I thought I'd ask everyone to "pony up" and show off their Pegasus coins... With a catch.
    You all know I like to "horse around". Let's make it fun and post your imaginary winged wonder with your made up name for it.
    I'll get the hoofs galloping (or should I say wings flapping?).

    Here's Peggy Sue!
    Q. Titius
    Denarius 90 BCE, AR 18 MM 3.16 g. Head of Mutinus Titinus r., wearing winged diadem. Rev. Pegasus prancing r.; below, Q·TITI in linear frame. Babelon Titia 1. Sydenham 691. Crawford 341/1. Former LANZ coins

    Post em if ya got em and don't forget to name em!
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  3. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Here's mine. His name is George, Gallienus' favorite horse...


  4. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    Excellent @Ryro ! Great looking Peggy Sue.

    I have never really named inanimate objects, so I will just label them from where (whence) they came. :D

    ... Final Scene... "Fly Me to The Moon" ... CLASSIC


    PONTOS Amisos 85-65 BCE Æ24 12.2g Mithradates VI as Perseus r Phrygian helmet Pegasos grazing l Malloy 33b HGC 7 239

    ROMAN REPUBLIC - Pre-Reform

    RR AE Double Litra 235 BCE 19.5mm 6.54g Rome mint Hercules r club - Pegasus r club ROMA Cr 27-3 HN Italy 316 S 591

    Bruttium Lokroi Eizephyrioi 300-268 BC AE 23 Athena Pegasus

    Carthage Siculo 264-241 BCE AE 15 Palm Tree Pegasus 1st Punic War.jpg
    Carthage Siculo 264-241 BCE AE 15 Palm Tree Pegasus 1st Punic War

    ROMA - POST Reform (DOWNsized version of yours!)
    RR Q Titius AR Quinarius 90 BCE PEGASUS Sear 240.jpg
    RR Q Titius AR Quinarius 90 BCE PEGASUS Sear 240
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  5. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana

    Mine are all named after My Little Pony (Halloween Edition) characters. Sorry. :shy:

    Pinkie Die:
    corinth chimera New a.jpg

    Rainbow Dashed:
    Akarnania Thyrrheion - Stater.jpg

    Princess Catapedamania:
    Corinth - Stater Walking Pegasos 3477.jpg

    Corinth Pudenda Virilia new c.jpg

    Corinth - AR Stater Thessalian Helmet 166 new.jpg

    Applesmack & Twilight Sparkling Vampire
    Corinth Diobol facing pegasos 2507.jpg

    Sweetie Bellerophon:
    RR - L Cossutius Sabula 1590.jpg

    Spiked Drink:
    PONTOS Amisos - AE24 Perseus Pegasos 3127.jpg
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  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Not that it matters, but I was taught to refer to the winged horse as "The Pagasus" rather than just "Pagasus".

    Q TITIUS.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Head of Mutinus Titinus (Priapus) right, wearing winged diadem
    REVERSE: The Pegasus springing right, Q TITI on base
    Struck at Rome 90 BC
    3.8g, 18mm
    Cr341/1, Syd 691; Titia 1
    Domitian 5.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right
    REVERSE: COS IIII, The Pegasus standing right with raising left foreleg
    Struck at Rome, 76AD
    3.1g, 20mm
    RIC 921
    Gallienus 9.jpg
    OBVERSE: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right
    REVERSE: SOLI CONS AVG, the Pegasus right springing heavenward; N in exergue
    Struck at Rome, Sole Reign, 267-268 AD
    2.27g, 20mm
    RIC 283, Cohen 979
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  7. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    My Pegasus is so fat.....


    ... he can't generate enough Delta-v to inject himself into a translunar orbit.
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  8. Shea19

    Shea19 Well-Known Member

    I’ll call Gallienus’ friend Cinco, because for some reason he’s got 5 legs (I guess they were trying for a tail, but that is definitely an extra hind leg). Good thing he’s got wings, otherwise poor Pegasus would have a whole lot of trouble trying to run anywhere.

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  9. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    I'll call it "Zeusso" because the flying horse is at Zeus feet.

    AlexpZeus.JPG AlexPeg.JPG
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  10. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member


    Caligula, AD 37-41.
    Roman provincial Æ 20 mm, 6.74 g.
    Peloponnese, Corinthia, Corinth, Ae. P. Vipsanius Agrippa and M. Bellius Proculus, duoviri, AD 37-38.
    Obv: C CAESAR AVGVSTV, bare head right.
    Rev: M BELLIO PROCVLO IIVIR / COR, Pegasus flying right.
    Refs: RPC I 1173; Amandry (1988) XVII; BCD Corinth 405-6.
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  11. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Nice chunky Pegasus @Ryro!

    During the Flavian era the Eastern mints tended to have more stylish denarii than Rome. This Domitian as Caesar Pegasus is no exception.

    Domitian as Caesar
    AR Denarius, 2.81g
    Ephesus(?) mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
    RIC 1494 (R2). BMC 488 bis. RSC 47 var. RPC 1465 (1 spec.).
    Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r. 'o' mint mark below neck
    Rev: COS IIII above; Pegasus r.
    Ex G&N, eBay, 27 August 2015.
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  12. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus

    Here is another stylish portrait with a Pegasus. A rare 'O' mint denarius for Vespasian.

    Vespasian RIC 1473.png
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  13. jb_depew

    jb_depew Well-Known Member

    Here are my two coins showing Pegasus... A republican denarius of Q. Titius and a Syracusan Stater of Agathokles.

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  14. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    kool coins but i'm afraid i'm pegasusless...:yuck:
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  15. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    Some wonderous winged mythical mares folks! Thanks for sharing all your Peggy Sue's for mine to play with:woot:
    George seems a fitting name for Gallienus favorite horse @ancient coin hunter. Very nice detail. Especially for a G man coin.
    @Alegandron you are telling me that you've never named a car, gun or coin???
    Heck, I hear some guys even have names for their wives these days! (I'll be eating burnt bacon for that comment).
    Killer pre reform RR coin:wideyed:
    Great reminder about the Carthage coins having Pegasus! I forgot about this one. She might not be as pretty as yours, but man she sure can fly!
    I think I'll name her Pegannibal the winged animal:


    @zumbly with da win!:greedy: Why don't we use the best answer button on here again. Cause man O man you've got my vote for funniest names and finest selection. Naming that beautiful beast non rarity made me snarf!

    Great coins and pony point @Bing about it being referred to as The Pegasus. My lovely wife had told me shouldn't the post be, play amongst the Pegasi? For plural Pegasus. We looked it up and found this hilarious statement on Wikipedia, "In Latin 'Pegasus' (And in Greek 'Pegasos') is a proper noun, the name of an unique individual. It is not a word for 'winged horse'. There is and can be no plural of 'Pegasus' any more than there is a plural of 'Oprah Winfrey'."
    Like the Highlander, there can be only one.
    Nice vulupsious Pegasus @Sallent. Maybe we can make yours lipidasus?
    Very cool 5 hoofer @Shea19! I'd make a joke about that 5th leg being a different appendage... But isn't Pegasus a female?
    LOVE me some Zeuseus @7Calbrey! And great portrait of Herakles taboot.
    Original name RC:meh: but ridiculously cool Caligula Pegasus. Never seen that before:snaphappy:
    Thanks @David Atherton! She does carry some junk in that trunk. But WoWiE you and @Orfew have some Dynamite flying Flavians!
    Dang, @jb_depew now that is what the ancients would call flying in style:cool:
    Well my man @ominus1 we will have to do something about your Pegasuslessness:hilarious:
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  16. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    Yup. No names for inanimate objects. I never understood the concept of endearing names to things. I like the fact that you do not need a name for a G41 or G17. They speak for themselves (like a backup G30S or G26...) :D

    Burnt bacon? That is the ONLY way to enjoy bacon! YUM!

    Thank you. Got it in Germany... love their describing it as DoppleLitra. I really like the RR AE Litrae... very cool, but no one really collects them. I have most of their series...
    Here is a HALF-Litra...
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    AE Half Litra 234-231 BCE
    Obv: Roma r wearing Phrygian Helmet
    Rev: DAWG walking r, in ex ROMA
    Sear 598, Crawford 26/4
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  17. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana

    Aww, thank you for letting me show off my collection of little ponies. :happy:

    This one was just acquired in today's Leu auction. I have christened him Scootapoo.

    Corinth standing stater00272q00.jpg CORINTHIA. Corinth. Circa 400-375 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.28 g, 8 h). Ϙ Pegasus standing right with curved wing, tethered to a ring fixed to a wall above him. Rev. Head of Athena to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind neckguard, aphlaston. BCD Corinth -. Calciati 241. Rare.
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  18. TIF

    TIF Always learning.

    Z's head must be an interesting place! I had not considered naming my little winged ponies but will attempt it because of Ryro's request :D.


    CORINTHIA, Corinth
    c. 400-375 BCE
    AR stater. 20 mm, 8.25 gm
    Obv: Pegasus flying left; qoppa below
    Rev: helmeted head of Athena right; EYO (retrograde) above; pudenda virilia behind
    Ref: Ravel 599; Calciati 155; Pegasi I p. 198, 155


    CORINTHIA, Corinth
    circa 375-300 BCE
    AR stater, 22 mm, 8.55 g, 1h
    Obv: Pegasus flying left; qoppa below
    Rev: helmeted head of Athena left; A-P flanking neck truncation; to right, chimaera rampant left
    Ref: Ravel 1010; Pegasi 428; BCD Corinth 102; HGC 4, 1848
    ex CNG Inventory 828126 (November, 2008)
    ex Gorny & Mosch 170 (13 October 2008), lot 1381
    ex Giessener Münzhandlung 21 (22 March 1982), lot 37

    "JustOneAsus": oh the little lies we tell ourselves...

    CORINTHIA, Corinth
    345-307 BCE
    AR stater, 8.65 gm
    Obv Pegasus flying left, qoppa below
    Rev: helmeted head of Athena left wearing necklace; mask of Silenus behind
    Ref: Ravel 1046. Calciati 408. Scarce variety.
    from Heritage Auctions, June 2013
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  19. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status


    Blueberry you say? Does she have a sister?
    I'm in LOVE with that toning!
    Great coin and story there with Justoneasus! Haha
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  20. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana

    Pinkie Die from my stable is in fact an identical twin sister of @TIF's Blueberry. :)

    Corinth Pegasos Tif Z 2.jpg
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  21. TIF

    TIF Always learning.

    I thought Pudendasus and Splutterfly were also identical twins but alas they're just sisters. They share the same mother (reverse die match).

    We're so inbred :D.
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