the son of P. Suillius, one of the chief instruments of the tyranny of Claudius, escaped accusation when his father was tried and condemned at the beginning of Nero's reign, A. D. 59, because the emperor thought that sufficient punishment had been inflicted on the family (Tac. Ann. 13.43
). On the coins of Smyrna, struck in the time of Vespasian, we find the name of M. Suillius Nerulinus, proconsul (Eckhel, vol. ii. p. 556), and it is not improbable that this is the same person as the Nerulinus mentioned above.
He may also be the same as the M. Suillius who was consul with L. Antistius, in the reign of Claudius, A. D. 50. (Tac. Ann. 12.50