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Ma'ximus, Egna'tius

is mentioned by Cicero in B. C. 45 (ad Att. 13.34), and the same person is probably intended in one or two other passages of Cicero, where the name of Egnatius occurs without any surname (ad Att. 13.45, &c). The acquaintance of Cicero may perhaps be the same as the C. EGNATIUS CN. F. CN. N. MAXIMUS, whose name occurs on several interesting coins which seem to have been struck in the time of Julius Caesar, and of which three specimens are given below. The head of Venus which appears on the obverse of the first, and that of Cupid on the obverse of the second, probably have reference to the descent of Julius Caesar from Venus.

An Egnatia Maximilla belonging to the family of the Egnatii Maximi is mentioned in the time of Nero. [EGNATIA.]

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