Commodus and Fortuna Manens
Royal Numismatic Society
It is argued that, when the emperor Commodus struck coins with reverse legend celebrating Fortuna under the epithet Manens surrounding a unique depiction of her seated and holding a horse by the bridle, he may have done so in order to celebrate his lucky escape from a potentially fatal accident involving a horse.
Commodus , Horse , Accident , Fortune , Rome
Woods, D. (2019) 'Commodus and Fortuna Manens', Numismatic Chronicle, 179, pp. 173-178.
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