The reverse legend also occurs on gold at Lugdunum and Arelate.
Obverse legend "AVG G AVG" is interpreted, according to some 19th century scholars (and in Cohen), as "Augusti Gener Augustus" i.e. "emperor, son-in-law of an emperor," because Gratian married Constantia, the posthumous daughter of the emperor Constantius II, the "gener" being Gratian.
"Arelate is alone in giving him the reverse legend [on AE]... which presented him to the Gauls as the boy of the Messianic prophecy who was to bring back the Golden Age of peace and plenty." Pearce, NC 1948, p. 72.
Cayon G-69 (1 photo)
Hunter G-82.20, G-82.21.
There is an excellent photo in Reece, RC, 950, mm TCON.
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