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Coin of Eleusis with Triptolemos in winged car

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[inscription] 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. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Eleusis, Attica


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

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The Ancient World


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