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[192] Luciferas adferat illa manus. Women in child-bed always invoked Diana Lucina, who was supposed to have in a peculiar manner the charge of them, and to assist in bringing the child to light. Hence the poet gives the epithet luciferas to her hands. Heinsius speaks of two silver coins, with the emblem of Diana bearing a torch, and this inscription, Dianae Luciferae.

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