A copper coin issued by the city of Eleusis in Attica in circa 250 BC
Reference: BMC Attica p.112 no.1
Die axis: 09
Triptolemos (favorite of the goddess Demeter) seated in winged car drawn by serpents to left
Boar standing to right within a wreath of corn, in exergue in Greek: ELEGSI (Eleusi)
Eleusius was the centre of the Eleusian mysteries which related to the cult of Demeter.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 250 BC
Type of item
14 mm (Outside Diameter), 3.756 g (Weight)
Sear 2574 BMC Attica p.112 no.1
[Book] Head, Barclay V. 1888. Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Attica, Megaris, Aegina., 112 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
[Book] Sear, David R. 1978. Greek Coins and Their Values, Europe. I., 241 Pages