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SALVS PVBLICA. A woman seated, holding corn ears in her right hand. On gold of Nerva. As the scarcity of wheat at Rome during the reign of Domitian had occasioned the greatest inconvenience and distress to the people, Nerva had no sooner been elevated to the imperial sovereignty, than he commanded corn to be imported to the great capital of his dominions. Hence the public safety (Salvs Publica) secured by an abundant supply of corn, (annona) is signified by this type. Salus Reipublicae. The health or safety of the Roman Commonwealth is represented in various ways on coins of the lower empire. It is for example, seen typified by the monogram of Christ's name with Alpha and Omega on medals of Constantius II Valentinianus, Lib. Severus and Authemius; also if the Empresses Eudoxia, Galla Placidia, and Grata Honoria. Four military standards, in Valentinian I. And Valens. A military figure standing with a captive at his feet, in Honorius. The emperor standing with globe and spear, in Constantius jun. The Emperor holding a globew surmounted by a victoriola, and treading on a captive, in Valentinian I. and Valens. Two emperors sitting on a throne, holding a volumen in the right and a cross in the left hand, on coins of Theodosius jun. A woman veiled, holding tow children to her breast , on coins of Fausta, wife of Constantine the great (see Spes Reipublicae). A female figure (Victory) walking, carries a trophy on her left shoulder, and with her left hand drags along a captive by the hair of the head, on medals of Theodosius Magnus Arcadins and Honorius. Victory sitting inscribes on a shield fixed to the trunk of a tree the monogram of Christ, on coins of Flaccilla (see Flaccilla), wife of Arcadius), Galla Placidia, Acilia Eudoxia (wife of Theodosius jun.), and Pulcheria.

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