vīgintīsexvirī, vīgintīvirī

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Six boards of minor magistrates at Rome were known by the collective designation vigintisexviri (the Twenty‐Six) in the late republic: membership was a precursor to the quaestorship and the beginning of a senatorial career; see cursus honorum. The duties of two boards were as follows. The trēsvirī capitālēs or nocturnī had a police‐function in Rome (see police; triumviri); the trēsviri monētālēs were in charge of minting coin (for the monetales or moneyers see coinage, roman). Augustus reduced the 26 to 20.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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