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Gods, Goddesses, and Personifications

  12. Salus

The Roman Goddess of health.

 


Salus is depicted seated feeding a snake coiled around an altar out of a patera.


from the Matthew Sersch collection

obv : IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP

rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

33mm

27g

103-111ad

Bust right

 Banti 189, BMC 806

varieties:

from the Dr. Jones Collection

Bust right, draped left shoulder ( RIC 515, Banti 190, BMC 807)


Bust right, 3/4 view aegis (Banti 191)


114-117ad

obv : IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO PM TRP COS VI PP

rev: SALVS AVG SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS SC

bust right draped (RIC 670, Banti 100)


Fairly common



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