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I am writing a novel that features the emperor Eugenius.  I am looking at an image of the solidus struck in Mediolanum and trying to understand the words along its edge.

DN EVGENI-VS P F AVG

I assume the EVGENIVS is his name.

I also assume the AVG is "Augustus"

The "P" I think is Pius.

The "DN" is Dominus Noster

and the "F" is filius.  but filius, being -son- is not followed by a father's name or should it be considered to mean "the rightful successor?  

Anyone know what name should have followed the "F"?

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On 3/24/2018 at 7:14 AM, lothia said:

I am writing a novel that features the emperor Eugenius.  I am looking at an image of the solidus struck in Mediolanum and trying to understand the words along its edge.

The "P" I think is Pius.

and the "F" is filius.  but filius, being -son- is not followed by a father's name or should it be considered to mean "the rightful successor?  

Anyone know what name should have followed the "F"?

I'm sorry I didn't respond earlier. Although I don't collect coins,

I enjoy numismatics as they lend insight to a civilization's culture and history.

 

http://cointranslator.com/#Section_F
http://www.bitsofhistory.com/info/roman_titles-03282010.html

 

The PF (Pius Felix) can be decifered a few ways, including pius and lucky or happy.

I would probably decifer the inscription DNPF to read: "our Lord, dutiful and successful (fortunate)."

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Eugenius Siliqua. Lyons. 392-395 AD. DN EVGENI-VS PF AVG, bearded, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

 

I wrote an article about Eugenius a few years back:

 

guy also known as gaius

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