SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE

Latin: Security of the Republic.


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    SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE.----This legend, but with types of a very different kind to those on Julian's, and likewise varying from each other, also appear on coins of that philosophical pantheist's nominally Christian successor, Jovian.----One of these (in gold) exhibits two women sitting, the right hand one of whom wears a helmet, she to the left having her head turreted, a spear in her left hand, and her left foot on the prow of a ship. They together hold a buckler, inscribed VOT. V. MVLT. X., on the exergue SIRM. or the like.----A similar type, but with Gloria instead of SECVRITAS, appears on gold of Constantinus II. in Mus. Caes.----On others (in gold and silver), the emperor standing in a military habit holds in his right hand a labarum, with the monogram of Christ, and in his left a globe, a captive sitting at his feet.----The silver of this epigraph, with the last described type, are in the highest degree of rarity, one of which Eckhel records as being in the Imperial Museum at Vienna.----A female figure draped, standing, and holding a branch. See HELENA.

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