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Gods, Goddesses, and Personifications

  5. Felicitas

Felicitas is the symbolical divinity of happiness.

 


Felicitas is depicted holding a caduceus and cornucopiae. The caduceus is a symbol of peace and the cornucopiae represents abundance---these things lead to happiness.


from the Matthew Sersch collection

obv : IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP

rev: FELICITAS AVGVST SC

33mm

27.8g

Bust right, draped

112-114ad

Banti 59, BMC 965

varieties:

Bust right (RIC 624)

Bust right, aegis (RIC 624, Banti 58)

from the Dr. Jones collection

Bust right , draped left shoulder (RIC 625, Banti 57)


Bust right , draped and cuirassed as seen from side ( Banti 60)


112-114ad

obv : IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP

rev: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS SC

varieties:

Bust right (RIC 634)

Bust right, draped (RIC 634)


114-117ad

obv : IMP CAES TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP

rev: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS SC

varieties:

Bust right draped (RIC 671, Banti 105, BMC 1015)

Bust right , draped left shoulder ( Banti 104)


from the Matthew Sersch collection

obv : IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP

rev: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS SC

33mm

22.9g

Bust Draped

114-117ad

RIC 672, Banti 106, BMC 1022

varieties:

Bust right, aegis (RIC 673)

Bust right , draped left shoulder( Banti 107)--has IMP CAES NERVAE legend


from the Dr. Jones Collection

Bust right, draped and cuirassed as seen from side.

unlisted in both RIC and Banti!!--Rare bust type!!


The below coin is Bust right, draped and cuirassed---unlisted in both RIC and Banti!!--Rare bust type!!

 

from the Matthew Sersch collection

obv : IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP

rev: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS SC

33mm

26.7g

Bust Draped and Cuirassed

114-117ad

RIC unlisted, Banti unlisted

 


 

 

Fairly common reverse type, rare with cuirassed bust types.


 


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