Wow, you guys really know your stuff. the coins reverse
is "i o m
sacr' target='_blank'>VOT P SVSC PRO SAL ET RED I O M
SACR" with Mars
and standards. “Vota
publice suscepta pro salute et redilu Iovi optimo
maximo sacrata”, and Van Meter
translates to ‘public vows undertaken, for his
reverence and safe return they are consecrated to the best and greatest Jupiter’. I get the Mars
and standards reference to return of the standards from Parthia
, but any clue why the reference to Jupiter?
I found one reference suggesting it is because of the Sacred Plays which did have a sacrefice to Jupiter. Could it also be a reference to Fortuna
's mythical father, or is that a long shot?