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Vetu'ria Gens

anciently called VETU'SIA, patrician and plebeian. The patrician branch of the gens was of great antiquity : according to tradition one of their number, Mamurius Veturius, lived in the time of Numa, and made the sacred ancilia. [See below.] From the fact of Mamurius Veturius being connected with the history of Numa, and also from his having two gentile names, we may conclude that the Veturii were of Sabine origin, and belonged to the second tribe at Rome, the Tities or Titienses. The Veturii are also mentioned in the early times of the republic, and one of them, P. Veturius Geminus Cicurinus, was consul in the eleventh year of the republic, B. C. 499. The Veturii rarely occur in the later times of the republic, and after the year B. C. 206, when L. Veturius Philo was consul, their name disappears ftom the Fasti. They were divided into families, bearing respectively the names of CALVINUS, CRASSUS CICURINUS, GEMINUS CICURINUS (both of which are given under CICURINUS), and PHILO. The coins of the Veturia gens have no cognomen upon them. The following specimen represents on the obverse a head wearing a helmet with TI. VE., and on the reverse a man kneeling down holding in his arms a pig, which two other men are touching with their staves. The subject represented on the obverse has been variously interpreted ; but there can be no doubt that it refers to the conclusion of a treaty, but what the particular treaty may have been it is useless to conjecture. (Eckhel, vol. v. p. 337.)

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