This name is frequently confounded with that of Sestius. [SESTIA GENS.] On coins we find only Sestius, never Sextius.
The first member of the Sextia gens who obtained the consulship was L. Sextius Sextinus Lateranus in B. C. 366, who was the first plebeian that obtained this honour, after one place in the consulship was secured for the plebeian order, by the Licinian laws [LATERANUS].
The only other person in the gens who was consul under the republic was C. Sextius Calvinus, in B. C. 124 [CALVINUS] ; but the names of a few Sextii appear on the consular Fasti in the imperial period. Most of the Sextii are mentioned without any cognomen : they are given below. [SEXTIUS.]