September 18th, 2008 by sabrina

Liberalitas (pronounced lib-er-AL-i-tass) is the Roman Goddess of generosity. At times when the empire was enjoying prosperity, the emperor would often give out distributions of money. The coins that were minted for these occasions had an image of the emperor on one side and an image of Liberalitas on the other. She is shown holding a counting board, to count out how much money would be given to each citizen, and a cornucopia to represent the abundance that the empire was enjoying. Liberalitas’s name means “generosity.”

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