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Cordus, Mucius

This surname was borne by some of the Scaevolae [SCAEVOLAE], and occurs on the annexed coin of the Mucia gens. The obverse represents two heads, the one crowned with laurel and the other with a helmet, which would appear from the letters on each side to represent Honos and Virtus the letters KALENI underneath refer to some members of the Fufia gens. [CALENUS.] On the reverse two women are standing, the one on the left representing Italia and the one on the right Roma, the former holding a cornucopia in her hand, and the latter with a sceptre in her hand and her foot on a globe : beneath is CORDI. Who the Calenus and Corlus are, mentioned on the coin, is quite uncertain. The figures of Italia and Romla would seem to refer to the times when harmony was cstablishrd between Rome and the people of Italy after the Social war. (Eckhel, v. pp. 220, 256.)

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