In the title compound, C17H12S5, the dithiole ring bearing the aryl substituents assumes an envelope conformation with the maximum deviation from planarity being -0.053 Angstrom. The phenyl and benzyl rings are twisted by 33.0 (1) and 31.1 (1)degrees, respectively, out of the dithiole plane. The crystal packing is governed by short S . . .S interactions, with the shortest being 3.550 (2) Angstrom.