Latin abbreviation: Vota Publica Suscepta Pro Salute et Reditu Iovi Optimo Maximo Sacrata - Public vows have been undertaken, holy to Jupiter the Best and Greatest, for the Well-being and the Return (of the Emperor).
The occasion for the vows was Augustus' upcoming departure for Gaul.
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VOT P SVSC PR SAL ET RED I O M SACR (sometimes a circular legend, sometimes in four lines). Helmeted Mars standing facing, mantle on arm, holding standard and parazonium. Obv: S P Q R CAESARO AVGVSTO, laureate head of Augustus right or left; gold and silver