The coinage of Corinth and the 'Pegasi' mints: a catalogue of the Gale and ACANS collections

Stephanie McCarthy-Reece, Kenneth Sheedy, David Richey-Lowe, Eva Rummery, Dean McMah, Mitchell Connolly

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The Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies (ACANS) was established at Macquarie University through an endowment from Dr W.L. and Mrs Janet Gale in 1999. As part of this endowment ACANS was gifted the Gale numismatic collections, the most important assembly of ancient coins yet seen in Australia. These coins also constituted one of the most important collections of Mediterranean antiquities in the country. Dr Gale’s two decades (1980s and 90s) of intensive research and collecting activity produced three different world class collections: coins from the Greek cities of South Italy (1,267 coins published in 2008 as SNG Australia 1), the coinage of the Roman Republic (585 coins) and some 393 coins minted in Rome for the emperor Hadrian. In addition, there were two smaller collections: firstly, a survey collection of imperial portraits (which Dr Gale regarded as simply a resource for his personal studies in Roman history) and secondly, some 135 coins from the mint of Corinth and from the ‘pegasi mints’ of mainland and western Greece. The Corinth and pegasi mint coins were the last of Dr Gale’s collecting projects; at this point he decided to abandon the acquisition of ancient coins and focus on the foundation of a numismatic centre at Macquarie University (Sheedy 2021). In this article we present a catalogue of the Gale Corinth Collection and pegasi-mint coins with the addition of four Corinthian coins (nos 1, 57, 90 and 91) from the general collection of ACANS. The catalogue is accompanied by a commentary on a selection of coins of particular interest.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-82
Number of pages22
JournalMediterranean Archaeology
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Ancient Greek numismatics
  • Corinth


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