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HISPANIA CLVNIA SVL. S. C. - A large brass coin of Galba, bearing this remarkable inscription, is equally remarkable for its finely-designed type, engraved above. The emperor is there seen, seated, armed with a cuirass, the head crowned with laurel. He holds the parazonium in his left hand, and extends his right to a woman who stands opposite to him. She is clothed in a long flowing robe, and holds in her left hand a horn of plenty, whilst with her right she presents the figure of a Victory, or some trophy, to the emperor. Round it we read Hispania: Clunia: Sul(picia).

The explanation of the subject rests entirely on the following statement of Suetonius (ch. 9), that Galba, when hesitating whether he should accept the sovereignty, "was encouraged to do so both by the most favourabe auspices and omens, and also by the prediction of a virgin of good birth, to which was added the circumstance that the priest of Jupiter at Clunia, instructed by a dream, had discovered in the penetrale of the temple, the self-same verses, similarly pronounced by a young prophetess two hundred years before; the purport of which verses was that at some future time a prince or Lord of the world would arise in Hispania." - We must not (says Eckel vi. 294) omit, what Plutarch (in Galba, p. 1055) relates, viz. that Galba, on hearing of the death of Vindex, retired to Colunia, and actuated by repentance for his past conduct, and a longing for his former life of ease, took no decided steps on his own account, but remained at that place till the Senatus Consultum was brought, by which the empire was decreed to him. There is no doubt, that the (greek word) of Plutarch is identical with the Clunia mentioned on the coin; and that this city was an especial favourite with Galba, both on account of the prediction above alluded to, and as being the place where he was first assured of his accession to empire; in consequence of which he loaded it with honours and benefits, as is proved by his conferring upon it even the distinguished name of SVLpicia, as testified by the coin before us."

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