Quirinus was originally a Sabine war god but later became known as the deified Romulus.

Symbols: Beard, religious and military clothing
Festivals: Quirinalia

Roman Republican Denarius of C. Memmius, 56 BC.
OBV: Bust of Quirinus.
REV: Enthroned Ceres.

In Plutarch’s Life of Romulus, he writes that shortly after Rome’s founder had disappeared under what some considered suspicious circumstances, a Roman noble named Proculus Julius reported that Romulus had come to him while he was travelling. He claimed that the king had instructed him to tell his countrymen that he, Romulus was Quirinus.

By the end of the 1st c. BC, Quirinus would be considered to be the deified legendary king.

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