Troas, Alexandria Troas. Valerian I. 253-260 AD. Æ 21mm Silenos or( satyr Marsyas) with hand raised and wineskin over shoulder.

Ancient Coins - Troas, Alexandria Troas. Valerian I. 253-260 AD. Æ 21mm Silenos or( satyr Marsyas) with hand raised and wineskin over shoulder.
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Troas, Alexandria Troas. Valerian I. 253-260 AD. � 21mm (4.6 gm). Laureate, draped
  and cuirassed bust right /  Good VF, beautiful green  patina,
Silenos or(satyr Marsyas) standing r. , with hand raised and wineskin over shoulder.

Silenos was an elderly satyr god of drunkeness. He was a companion of Dionysos and the grandfather of the tribe of Satyrs.
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MARSYAS was a Phrygian Satyr who first composed tunes for the flute. He obtained his instrument from Athena, who had invented the device but discarded it in her displeasure over the bloating effect on the cheeks. Later, in hubristic pride over the new-found music, Marsyas dared challenge the god Apollon to a contest. The Satyr inevitably lost, when, in the second round, the god demanded they play their instruments upsidedown--a feat ill-suited to the flute. As punishment for his presumption, Apollon had Marsyas tied to a tree and flayed him alive. The rustic gods in their pity then transformed him into a mountain stream.

The story of Marsyas' musical contest with Apollon was sometimes applied to the Arkadian god Pan. The satyr was also connected with the flute-playing Tityroi which formed part of the train of the god Dionysos.
From:http://www.theoi.com/

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