CLEMENTIA IMP GERMAN




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(rare in gold, but not so in silver), this legend accompanies a female figure, in the stola, seated, holding a small branch in one hand, and the hasta pura in the other. On this and other imperial coins, the goddess is re-presented both standing and seated, sometimes holding a branch of olive, as marking peace and gentleness, or a laurel branch, because (says Jobert, citing Pliny's authority), "it was used to expiate the guilt of criminals."
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