Reproduction Aureus of Hadrian - Fortuna
Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right. Text around IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN VS AVG.
Reverse: Fortuna seated left, holding a rudder in her right hand and cornucopia across left arm. Text around P M TR P COS II, in exergue FORT RED (abbreviation of Fortuna Redux).
History: Fortuna was the Roman goddess of fate and luck. The ship's rudder signifys safety in travel and the cornucopia represents all good things from the harvest. On this coin Fortuna Redux refers to Hadrian's safe return after frequent absences abroad, and to the general strength and security of his government at home.
Date: AD 118