Coin of Eleusis with Triptolemos in winged car

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 350–300 B.C. (?)


Mint: Attica, Eleusis

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.5 mm. Weight: 3.61 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.745

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

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