Details of Felicitas personified

Felicitas is the female personification of prosperity. She is normally shown draped and holds a caduceus (staff decorated with a pair of entwined serpents) and a cornucopia. Other common attributes include a basket of fruit, a globe, a palm-branch or a patera (dish).

Felicitas appears on coins from the mid 1st century BC to 4th century AD. Coin inscriptions often specify the prosperity of the Emperor (Felicitas Augusti), of the State (Felicitas Reipublicae), of the Age (Felicitas Saeculi) or of the Times (Felicitas Temporum).

Attributes

  • Draped
  • Caduceus/Cornucopia
  • Fruit/globe/patera/palm

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