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Latin: Age of Good Fortune.


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SAECVLI FELICITAS.-- On a third brass
of Julia Domna, this legend appears with the
type of a female figure, standing with a child
on her arm, and her left foot on a galley.-- Akerman.
this legend there is a rare and curious type, from
the mint of Severus, given among the second
brass of the Mus. Christinae, and also from a
gold coin in the Imperial Greek Cabinet, published
by Andrew Morell, in his Specimen Rei
. The inscription of the obverse round
the laureated head of the emperor is-- SEVERVS
PIVS AVG.; and on the reverse is read COnSul
In the field of the coin stands a female figure,
clothed in the stola, holding on her left arm a
cornucopiae filled with grain and fruit, and in
her left a dish or patera, which she extends
before her over the heads of two smaller figures
(apparently children), as if in the act of showering
its contents over them : there are three other
little figures close behind her, lifting their faces
and hands up towards this personification of the
Felicity of the Age. The particular occasion
on which this singular medals was struck is but
matter of conjecture.-- Havercamp quotes the
commentary of Morell, who regards the medal
as referring to the great and munificent care
taken by Severus in furnishing an abundance of
provisions to the Roman people. On this subject
he cites the authority of Spanheim (Biography
of Severus
, c. xxiii.) to the effect, that this
emperor "bequeathed for public distribution so
great a number of measures of corn as would
supply every day, for seven years, 75,000
bushels ; and that he likewise left by his dying
will for the same purpose a quantity of oil
sufficient for the consumption, during five years,
not only of the city of Rome, but even of all
Italy!"-- Mionnet and Akerman both include
this among the rare reverses. It is not noticed
in Eckhel.

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