MARTI VICTORI

Latin: To Mars, the Victor.


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    MARTI VICTORI.----In noticing this legend of Pescennius Niger, Vaillant (Pr. ii. 204) observes that Mars, in his quality of presiding over war seems to have had the cognomen of Victor assigned to him; and that, as the coins bearing that epigraph denote, it is probable that Pescennius performed sacrifices to the God of Battles, propitiating his aid to gain the hoped-for victory over Severus-a rival who, however, proved to be his conqueror.----See MARTI AVGVSTO.

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