An archaeological dig in Cockermouth, England, the United Kingdom, discovered a bust of the ancient Greek mythological figure, Silenus, who was closely associated with the God of fertility, wine and pleasure – Dionysus.
“This particular discovery by itself is a remarkable find. It is a wonderful survivor of Roman craftsmanship and artistry,” Finds Officer, Julie Shoemark, said.
“The size of the weight is definitely surprising. These weights usually tend to be a little bit smaller. I would say one in this condition and one depicting Silenus particularly is a little more unusual. I have only found one good parallel for him.”
Silenus is said to have been the old rustic god of wine-making and drunkenness, and the foster-father of Dionysus.