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
but not the Flaminica (Rich), whose coiffure was undoubtedly the tutulus