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SISCIA. AVGusti.----On a silver coin of Gallienus this legend appears, accompanied by the type of a woman sitting, who holds a hasta in the right and a cornucopiae in her left hand, below her is the recumbent personification of a river (the Save).

On another silver coin of Gallienus the female figure sits with outstretched hands, and the river deity is emerging below.----On a third brass of Probus is the inscription SISCIA PROBI AVG., with XXI Q in the exergue; but, in the type of this last-named coin, the seated female holds a sort of scarf in her extended hands, and there are the demi figures of two river gods, one on each side below her.

With regard to the former coin, Vaillant thinks that it was struck after Gallienus had conquered Ingenuus, the usurper of Pannonia. But as Siscia may be seen named on the mint of Probus, Eckhel conjectures that this city was considered as a sort of barrier to the empire, as well as on account of its convenient situation (on the frontiers of Sarmatia) as because it was fortified by nature, and had, therefore, been constituted a place of arms amidst the wars which were perpetually breaking out in that tract of country.

On a marble found near Sabaria, in Pannonia, is read COLONIA. SEPTIMA. SISCIA. AVGVSTA.


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