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an altar of the deity of the disease of vermina in cattle, found in 1876 just north of the porta Viminalis, during the removal of part of the Servian agger. The altar was erected in the first century B.C. by the duumvir A. Postumius, in accordance with a lex Plaetoria (CIL i². 804=vi. 3057). It is now in the Museo Mussolini on the Capitol, is 0.75 metre square and 1.03 high, and resembles in shape that of Alus LOCUTIUS (q.v.) on the Palatine (WR 55; BC 1876, 24-28; OJ 1903, 142; Lanciani, Ancient Rome, 52; HF 1043; Bocconi, Mus. Cap. 289. I).

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