Coin of Eleusis with Triptolemos in winged car
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 350–300 B.C. (?)
Mint: Attica, Eleusis
Diameter: 16.5 mm. Weight: 3.61 gm. Die Axis: 7
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Triptolemos seated left in winged car drawn by two serpents, holding two ears of corn.
Reverse: Pig stands to right on bacchos.
In exergue, uncertain object.
Inscription in Greek.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour