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Veturia gens. An ancient and patrician family. According to tradition one of the family, Mamurius Veturius, lived at the time of Numaand was the armourer who made the eleven ancilia or sacred shields like the one sent from heaven [Ancilia]. The following coins are attributed to it:

1. Obv: TI VET (Titus Venturius), helmeted bust of Mars to right; X behind (denarius). Rev: ROMA, two soldiers holding a spear and a sword touching with their swords a pig, which is held by a kneeling man; silver.

2. Obv: Head of Hercules to right, covered with the skin of a lion; - - - behind. Rev: TI V ET B or V ET V B (Titus Veturius Barrus), strigil and vase containing perfumes; bronze quadrans.

The type of number 1 is supposed by Mommsen to recall either the humiliating treaty with the Samnites made by the consuls T. Veturius Calvinus and Sp. Postumius Albinus after the defeat of the Roman army at the Caudine Forks in 321 BC, or the treaty concluded by the same consuls in 334 BC with the Campanians and Samnites, but Lenormant rejects the former suggestion as most unlikely (FOEDVS). The same types of both obv. and rev. were reproduced on the coins of the Social War (90-81 BC), and a similar rev. type occurs on the sextans of Atella and Capua Campaniae (c. 268-211 BC).

The letter B on number 2 reminds us of T. Beturius Barrus, a native of Asculum in Picenum, who lived c. 94 BC and it may be that the moneyer who struck this coin c. 154-134 BC belonged to the same family.

The strigil and vase of perfumes on the quadrans may refer to the Quarante lavari, a quadrans being the ordinary fee paid by each visitor to the public baths.

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