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[2] but after wondering at the unexpectedness of his end, he took off his signet-ring, indeed,1 but ordered the body to be honourably robed, suitably adorned, and burned. Then he collected the remains in a silver urn, placed a golden wreath upon it, and sent it back to his son. But some of the Numidians fell in with those who were carrying the urn and attempted to take it away from them, and when they resisted, fought with them, and in the fierce struggle scattered the bones far and wide.

1 Of which he afterwards made fraudulent use (Livy, xxvii. 28).

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