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Fortuna (Fortune)

Fortuna's most common attributes are a rudder on a globe, which signifies safe journeys and returns, and a cornucopia. She has also been depicted with a scepter and wreath, globe and olive branch, patera (round, shallow dish) and caduceus (staff of Mercury or a herald, a symbol of commerce), bridle, flower, ears of grain, and palm. A wheel may also be shown beside her.

(2 coins)
Geta, 209-211 A.D. ex: Hess-Leu and Ratto

AE Sestertius, 29.02g. 32mm. Rome, 211 A.D. P SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT. Laureate head of Geta to right. Rev. FORT RED TR P III COS II PP S C. Fortuna seated to left holding rudder on globe with right hand and cornucopia in left hand. BMC 427, 40. RIC 168a. Superb style portrait on a full heavy flan and attractive brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Erich von Schulthess-Rechberg (ESR) collection, Hess-Leu, Lucern, Auction 17, March 23, 1961, lot 273.
Ex: Ratto, Auction January 19, 1956, lot 218.

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about Extremely Fine $8,500.00
Geta, 209-211 A.D.

AE As, 10.21g. 25mm. Rome, 211 A.D. P SEPTIMIUS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT. Laureate and draped bust of Geta to right. Rev. FORT RED TR P III COS II S C. Fortuna seated to left holding rudder and globe with her right and and cornucopia in her left hand.; wheel beneath throne. RIC IV, 175b. BMC 276. Dark green patina

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: EJ Waddell, List 71, July 1997, lot 131.

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Extremely Fine $750.00

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