SALVS AVG

Latin abbreviation: Salus Augusti or Augusta - [Dedicated to] the health of the Emperor or Empress.


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   SALVS AVGusta. --This legend is used on
several third brass coins of Claudius Gothicus,
the type of one being Hygeia standing ; of
another, Apollo holding a branch and his lyre ;
of another, Isis holding the sistrum.
   "An agreeable variety of divinities (says
Eckhel) for Claudius to entrust with the charge
of his health."
   SALVS AVGusti. (The health of the Emperor.)
--The type of a first brass of Commodus
with this legend.

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