A copper coin issued by the city of Eleusis in Attica in circa 250 BC

Reference: BMC Attica p.112 no.1
Sear 2574
Die axis: 09

Obverse Description

Triptolemos (favorite of the goddess Demeter) seated in winged car drawn by serpents to left

Reverse Description

Boar standing to right within a wreath of corn, in exergue in Greek: ELEGSI (Eleusi)

Edge Description



Eleusius was the centre of the Eleusian mysteries which related to the cult of Demeter.

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