GENIO SENATVS

Latin: To the Genius (guardian spirit) of the Senate.


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GENIO SENATVS S C - The Genius of the Roman Senate, with the figure and features of a man, clothed in the toga, standing; he holds in his right hand an olive branch, the sign of peace; and in his left the ivory scepter, distinctive mark of the consuls. 

Silver and sestertius of Antoninus Pius.

Sestertius of Galba, bearing for its reverse legend, SENATVS PIETATI AVGVSTI, the accompanying type represents the Father, or the Genius of the Senate crowning the emperor.

Although Genii were usually represented by young men, the Genius of the Senate is personified by a man of mature years.

 


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