Roman Skull with Obol in Mouth

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Karen Barrett-Wilt
by Falconaumanni
published on 30 October 2014
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Roman Skull with Obol in Mouth

Upon death, ancient Greek culture called for placing a coin, or obol, in the mouth of the deceased to pay Charon for rowing him/her across the River Styx to the afterlife.

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Falconaumanni, . (2014, October 30). Roman Skull with Obol in Mouth. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3218/

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Falconaumanni, . "Roman Skull with Obol in Mouth." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 30, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/3218/.

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Falconaumanni, . "Roman Skull with Obol in Mouth." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 30 Oct 2014. Web. 30 Mar 2020.

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