"the wolf pelt of Romulus"

Lupa - She-Wolf - suckling Romulus and Remus
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 Romulus and Remus (traditionally c. 771 BC–c. 717 BC and c. 771 BC–c. 753 BC respectively) are the traditional founders of Rome, appearing in Roman mythology as the twin sons of the Vestal Virgin Rhea Silvia, fathered by the god of war, Mars. According to the tradition recorded as history by Plutarch and Livy, Romulus served as the first King of Rome. According to Plutarch, twins were abandoned, and they survived because they were found and suckled by a she-wolf (Lupa).