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M. Sanqui'nius

a triumvir of the mint under Augustus, whose name occurs only on coins, a specimen of which is annexed. The head on the obverse with a star over it is supposed to be Julius Caesar's, though it does not bear much resemblance to the heads of Caesar on other coins. The head of Augustus is on the reverse. This Sanquinius was probably the father or grandfather of the Sanquinius Maximus, who is mentioned in the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, and Claudius. [MAXIMUS, SANQUINIUS.] (Eckhel, vol. v. p. 299.)

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