Securitas, the security of the Roman Empire, celebrated on the reverse of this sestertius by Hostilian.

In Roman mythology, Securitas was the goddess of security and stability, especially the security of the Roman Empire.[1][2] On coinage Securitas was usually depicted leaning on a column.[3]


  1. ^ Dictionary of Roman Religion, Lesley Adkins and Roy A. Adkins, 2001, Oxford Univ Press, ISBN 978-0-19-514233-4
  2. ^ "List of Minor Roman Gods".
  3. ^ Welch, Bill (23 December 2010). "Leaning on that Handy Column on Roman Coins".