IMP AVG

Latin abbreviation:  Imperator Augustus - Commander-in-Chief, Emperor.


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IMP AVG -Imperator Augustus. On another silver coin of Galba, a female figure, clothed in a robe, holds an olive branch in her right hand, whilst her left rests on a shield placed on the ground.

This figure of a woman personifies Peace, bearing the olive branch which was peculiarly dedicated to that goddess, and was also worn on the head a pacific celebrations.

Galba, through the concord of the two provinces, Spain and Gaul, by whom he was elected emperor, declared his conciliatory feelings to the Roman people.

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