The inscription "singers at the Panathenaia" offers some explanation of the subject on the obverse. Three Papposilenoi—old satyrs—hold lyres and move toward a man with a pair of flutes. These are costumed performers who played some part in the festival that took place annually in honor of Athena, the patron goddess of Athens.
Inscription: Inscribed: "singers at the Panathenaia"
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