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Personification of fertility and abundance; evidence only from 249 AD (on coins as Uberitas). In the form of a standing woman with a purse and cornucopia she embodies the expectation of economic benefits, which the emperor (until Constantinus [2] II, 337-340 AD), as a ruler with the prerogative of minting coins, guaranteed. There is no evidence of a cult of U. in contrast to Felicitas.



A. Arnaldi, Il motivo dell'Uberitas (U.) Augusti nella monetazione tardo-imperiale, in: Riv. Italiana di Numismatica e Sci…

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Sehlmeyer, Markus (Jena), “Ubertas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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