PRVDENTIA AVG


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    PRVDENTIA AVG.----Banduri, citing Mediobarbus, gives this epigraph as inscribed on the reverse of a gold coin of Aureolus, in which a female figure stands holding a short wand in her right hand, and resting her left arm on a column.

    The word Prudentia is in this instance obviously used instead of Providentia, one of whose well-known types is here represented.----Milliu indeed says that "Prudence is the same allegorical divinity as Providence, and that there are medals on which she is figured." But as Eckhel, Mionnet, and Akerman are all silent on the subject, it is probable that they consider the word misread or blundered for Providentia.


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