Details of Fortuna personified

Fortuna is the female personification of Fortune. She is normally shown draped and holds a rudder (sometimes resting on a globe) and a cornucopia. Other attributes associated with Fortuna are an olive-branch, a patera (dish) or a wheel.

Coin inscriptions often present her as Fortuna Redux (‘Fortune the Bringer-back’) who ensures that the emperor returns safely from his travels.


  • Draped
  • Holds rudder/cornucopia
  • Olive branch/wheel/patera

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