Hostilia












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HOSTILIA gens patricia; an ancient and illustrious family, which claimed descent from Tullus Hostilius, Saserna and Tubulus are the two surnames, attached to it on coins. Ther are five varieties. The silver are rare. Two denarii of Hostilias Saserna (whom Cicero mentions as among the most eminent senators living i his time), are remarkable for bearing, one the head of Pallor, the other that of Pavor.2. Head of Pallor (Paleness), behind whose head, as a follower of Mars, is the military lituus, or trumpet. Rev - L HOSTILIVS SASERNA. Diana standing, with the radiated crown, and dressed after the Ephesian fashion of that goddess. The right hand holds a stag by its horns, and the left carries a spear. The image of (Terror) ornaments the breastplate of Ptolemy Philadelphos, on a splen
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