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A kerchief of woollen or linen cloth worn round the head by Roman women in early times, and, after it had gone out of general use, retained as part of the costume of certain priestesses (Varr. L. L. v. 180). Among these were the Vestals; a coin engraved by Saglio shows a kerchiefed female head and the letters V. V. —i. e. Virgo Vestalis; but not the Flaminica (Rich), whose coiffure was undoubtedly the tutulus (q. v.).

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