Obverse, departure of a youth Reverse, two young men between warriors
The main scene can be recognized as a departure because of the accoutrement of the youth—fully dressed, with sandals, sword, and two spears—as well as the action of filling his cup from an oinochoe. The elaborate garments, the attendants of different ages, and the second pair of spears held by the youth at right suggest a mythological episode.
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