|Moneyer:||C. Sulpicius C.f.|
|Held Office:||106 BC|
|Obverse:||Conjoined heads of the Dei Panates left, "D•P•P" before.|
|Reverse:||The two Dei Panates standing facing each other, resting spears and pointing at a large sow, which lies between them, control letter "Q" above. In exergue: "C•SVLPICI•C•F" (LP in monogram).|
|Reference:||RCVM 189, RSC Sulpicia 1, RRC 312/1|
|Comment:||See below for iconography|
The Dei Panates and the large sow
When Aeneas fled from Troy, Helenus, a son of Priam, predicted that Aeneas would build a new city at a place where a white sow would give birth to 30 piglets.
When Aeneas and his Trojans arrived at the coast of Latium after a long voyage from Carthage, they were hungry and so landed on the beach to eat. Aeneas prepared to sacrifice a pregnant white sow that he had brought in his ship for this purpose, but the sow escaped and fled inland, laying down under an oak-tree (or ilex-tree) and giving birth to 30 white piglets. Because of the prophecy Aeneas knew that he should built a city here. He sacrificed the 30 piglets and erected a shrine at this place. The new city he called Lavinium referring to Lavinia, daughter of king Latinus.
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