Axia (gens)

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The gens Axia, also spelled Axsia, was a plebeian family at Rome during the final century of the Republic. The gens does not appear to have been particularly large or important, although at least some of the family were reasonably wealthy.[1]

Branches and cognomina[edit]

None of the Axii mentioned by ancient writers bear any cognomen. However, the surname Naso appears on a coin of the gens. This cognomen is generally thought to refer to a person with a particularly large or prominent nose.[2][3]


This list includes abbreviated praenomina. For an explanation of this practice, see filiation.

See also[edit]

List of Roman gentes


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.