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SAT. Saturninus, surname of the Sentia moneyer.
SAT. - In Morell's Thesaurus (Fam. Incert. tab. 4) a silver piece of the form of a denarius is published, which, with the foregoing abbreviation, has for its type the bearded head of a man, whose hair is bound with a fillet, and below it the falx, to which is affixed a longer handle than usually is seen on this attribute of Saturn, and more like our modern scythe. - Eckhel is of the opinion that this coin (which he classes under the head of Pseudomoneta) is one of those which refer to the Saturnalia, and that SAT and the type allude to Saturn, in whose honour those extranordinary outbreaks of society were professedly originated among the Romans. But the form of the falx he regards as of doubtful antiquity, observing that the true shape of Saturn's scythe is typified on the denarii of the Neria moneyer and especially on the siliver coins of the Emperor Valerian, inscribed AETERNITATI AVGG.