Coin of Eleusis (?) with Triptolemos in winged car

Greek
Classical or Hellenistic Period
4th–3rd century B.C.


Mint: Attica, Eleusis (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.5 mm. Weight: 2.00 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.736

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Triptolemos in winged car, drawn by snakes.
Reverse: Pig to right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour