Latin abbreviation: Augustus - Emperor. The usual designation for an emperor or empress. All emperors after Augustus claimed authority from him and used his name, Augustus, as a title. Augusta - Title awarded the empress, wife, mother or sister of the emperor. Augustus means revered.
Latin abbreviation: Augur. On the coins of Mark Antony.
Dictionary of Roman Coins
AVG. Augur. - This abbreviation of frequent occurrence on the coins of Mark Antony, accompanied by the augural symbols.
AVG. - On gold and silver coins of Vespasian, included by Echel (vi. 326) amongst those which bear testimony to the conquest of Judea by that Emperor, and to his triumph on that account, in year U.C. 824 (A.D. 71) the abbreviation AVG. appears on the reverse, within a crown of oak leaves, in others of olive, and in others inscribed on a shield, surrounded by an olive wreath. This AVG. is by some supposed to mean AVGur. But Eckhel, who refers to the once in the Vienna Cabinet, agrees with Liebe (Goth Num.) in thinking it more probable that, as there is no attribute of augurship on these coins, the letters AVG. in this instance, should read read AVGusto; and that the crown, or shield, should be considered to typify the corona, or elypeus, offered and dedicated to Vespasian, as was customary on such triumphal occasions.
AVG. Augurinus - one of the three surnames of the Minucia gens, derived from the angural priesthood.
AVG. Augustus - or Augusta. - The usual designation of an Emperor or an Empress.
AVG. Augusta. - The ordinary epithet of Roman colonies derived from Julius Caesar and Augustus, as AVG. IVL. Augustus Julia, or IVL. AVG. Julia Augusta, on many of their colonial coins.
AVG. Augusta. = See CONCORDIA AVG. - FECVNDITAS AVG. - PIETAS AVG. &e. &e.
AVG. Augusti. - See APOLLO CONSERVATOR AVGVSTI. &e.
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