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Aburia (gens)

The gens Aburia was a plebeian family at Rome during the latter centuries of the Republic, and the 1st century of the Empire. The first member of this gens to achieve prominence was Marcus Aburius, praetor peregrinus in 176 BC.[1][2]


The Aburii are known to have used the praenomina Marcus (abbreviated M.), Gaius (C.), and Decimus (D.).[3]

Branches and cognomina

The earliest Aburii are found without a cognomen. Coins issued by this family bear the abbreviation Gem., probably for Geminus. In the 1st century, the surname Bassus is found.[4]


  • Marcus Aburius, tribune of the plebs in 187 and praetor peregrinus in 176 BC.[5]
  • Gaius Aburius, one of the ambassadors sent to Masinissa and the Carthaginians in 171 BC.[6]
  • Gaius Aburius M. f. Geminus, triumvir monetalis in 134 BC. The f. is an abbreviation that indicates filiation (expanded as Gaius Aburius Marci filius Geminus, "Gaius Aburius Geminus, son of Marcus").
  • Marcus Aburius M. f. Geminus, triumvir monetalis in 132 BC.
  • Decimus Aburius Bassus, consul suffectus in AD 85.

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