The gens Fonteia was a family, of the highest antiquity; but plebian, for Clodius caused himself to be adopted by P. Fonteius, in order that he might be a tribune of the plebs. The surname is Capito. There are nine disrinct mintages in its coins, besides a great many minor varieties. The silver are, with few exceptions, common. The brass pieces are the As, or its parts, struck by the moneyers of Mark Antony.