VOTA PVBLICA

Latin: State (official) vows (prayers).


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VOTA PVBLICA:

- Hadrian standing left, sacrificing at an altar or tripod, and holding a roll; to left a Victimarius leading a bull and holding a hammer, a soldier holding a spear, a player on the double flute, and an infant; on gold and silver coins of Hadrian.

- Antoninus Pius and Faustina Senior, or Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior, or Commodus and Crispina joining |hands|; Juno Pronuba standing behind; on gold coins of Faustina Senior, Aurelius, ad on bronze medallions of Crispina and Commodus.

- (In exergue), etc. The emperor standing left, sacrificing at a tripod; child facing, behind whom a Victimarius about to sacrifice a bull; behind, two flute players right and a man standing left; beyond, a hexastyle temple. Several varieties of type on bronze medallions of Aurelius and Commodus.

- Within a laurel wreath; dot in the center. Obv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, |bust| of Lucilla right; gold and silver. On some coins the legend is outside the wreath; silver.

- Eight figures sacrificing before a temple; on second brass of Septimius Severus.

- Veiled Geta standing left, sacrificing at a tripod, facing a figure holding a sacrificial vase; behind the tripod, a flute player standing facing and a dead bull. Obv: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, bare bust of Geta right, without beard; gold.

- Two veiled figures in toga sacrificing; a third in center; near are a camillus and a flute player; on silver coins of Geta.

- Altar. Obv: IMP C TETRICVS, radiate |bust| of Tetricus right; bronze Ae3

- Carinus and Numerian standing facing each other, both in military dress, sacrificing at a lighted altar or tripod; in the background one or two military standards; on thrid brass of Carinus and Numerian.

- Vessel with two mats or sails; at the poop Serapis seated; at the prow, Isis standing drawing the sails towards her; on second brass of Diocletian and Maximianus Hercules. Thes pieces were struck AD 305 after the abdication of the two emperors, and the obverse legends are D N DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG or D N MAXIMIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG

- The emperor standing between two fenales, one of whom carries Victory; p TR in exergue. Obv: MAXIMIANVS AVG, laureate head of Maximianus Hercules right; gold

- Isis standing left, holding a sistrum and a bucket or disc; on small bronze coins (quin.) of Licinius I, Crispus, Constantine the Great, and Valens

- Isis standing on a vessel with sails closed up, sometimes holding sail with both |hands|, sometimes accompanied by rowers; on small bronze coins of Constantine the Great, Crispus, Constantine II, Constans I, and Magnentius and Constantius Gallus

- Isis seated, sometimes holding a sistrum, near the rudder of a galley to left, with closed sail and two sailors; on small bonze coins of Constantine the Great and Crispus.

- Anubis standing, holding a sistrum or a palm and caduceus; on small bronze coins of Constantine the Great, Crispus, Constantine II, Julian II the Apostate, Helena, Valentinian I, Valens, and Gratian

- Constantine the Great standing facing between two females; the one to left is turreted, and offers him a Victory atop a globe; the other female offers a crown; P TR in exergue. Obv: CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate head of Constantine the Great right; gold

- The emperor standing, holding a globe and sceptre; on small bronze coins of Constantine II

- Half-naked river God, reclining to left, holding a boat, leaning on an urn with the left elbow. Obv: D N FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, bare bust of Constantius Gallus right; bronze AE3

- Various types. Harpocrates, Isis seated or stnading or kneeling, or in a car drawn by two mules; sometimes accompanied by Anubis, sometimes holding a baton with a hippopotamus at the end; a female saeted or stnading, holding a cornucopiae or a branch; Serapis; Anubis; the Nile, etc; on small bronze coins of Julian II the Apostate (with obv. legend DEO SRAPIDI ro SERAPIDI and VOTA PVBBLICA, Helena (with ISIS FARIA and DEO SERAPIDI), Jovian, Valentinian I, Valens, and Gratian.

- Isis and Osiris, their bodies ending in a serpent, facing each other, holding a vase out of which raises a serpent. Obv: DEO SERAPIDI, |bust| of Julian II the Apostate right, with beard, radiate and with modius; bronze AE3; or his diademed |bust| left, with curly hair and long beard, and highly ornamented cuirass, holding a globe with Victory on top and a buckler, on which is represented the wolf suckling Romulus and Remus; bronze AE3

- Two females (Furies ?) standing facing each other, with serpents on their heads, each holding a dagger and perhaps a sistrum; on bronze coins of Julian II the Apostate and Helena

- Centaur walking to left. Obv: DEO SERAPIDI, bearded |bust| of Julian II the Apostate left with modius; bronze AE3

- The two emperors (ValentinianI and Valens, or Gratian and Valentinian II, or Honorius and Arcadius) with nimbus seated facing, each holding a book and a globe; sometimes at their fett two captives, and sometimes a branch of laurel between their fett; various mint marks in the exergue; on gold coins.

- Naked Hercules standing left, holding club and lion's skin. Obv: D N GRATIANVS PF AVG, diademed bust of Gratian right; silver

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