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Cae'sia Gens

plebeian, does not occur till towards the end of the republic. [CAESIUS.]

On the following coin of this gens, the obverse represents the head of a youthful god brandishing an arrow or spear with three points, who is usually supposed from the following passage of A. Gellius (5.12) to be Apollo Veiovis : " Simulacrum dei Veiovis -- sagittas tenet, quae sunt videlicet paratae ad nocendum. Quapropter eum deum plerique Apollinem esse dixerunt." The two men on the reverse are Lares : between them stands a dog, and above them the head of Vulcan with a forceps. (Eckhel, v. p. 156, &c.)

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