Liberalitas

The Roman personification of generosity, employed as a propaganda vehicle by the emperors. Liberalitas was venerated from the second century BCE on.

Iconography

On coins Liberalitas is depicted as a woman holding in her hands a cornucopia and tessara, an accounting board for the distribution of money. These coins were issued in the reigns of Trajan, Antoninus, and Severus.

References

Sources

  • Meyers Gro├čes Konversations-Lexikon, Band 12. (1908). Leipzig, p. 505.
  • Jordan, Michael. (2004). Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Second Edition. New York: Facts On File, Inc.