Seller: aphrodite.antiquities (1,076) 100%, Location: Brooklyn, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 190530925639 Details: aphroditeancientart store Culture: Roman. Date: 1st Century AD. Materal: Silver. Condition: Intact, mounted on a custom base stand. Very rare. Provenance: Ex. American private collection. Measurements: 1/2 inch in diam. (1.3 cms). According to Greek mythology, Silenius was part bestial and part human, creature of forests and mountains. A companion of Dionysos and usually represented as aged satyr, drunken, jolly, bald, fat, and bearded. According to some myths, he was a prohet, but others myths say he was so perpetually stupefied with drink that he was unable to distinguish truth from falsehood. According to some legends, Silenius described as the oldest of the satyrs, the son of Hermes and Pan. He was the companion and advisor of Dionysos.