One of the most famous Latin proverbs from antiquity is the phrase Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat. While you may not recognize the Latin text, when translated into English, this is a phrase you have no doubt heard countless times in your life. The phrase translates literally as “Fortune favors the strong,” but is more commonly translated as “Fortune favors the bold/brave.” A design element capturing this concept has been created by the Intaglio Mint and released as an exciting new option for those buying silver. Today, 1 oz Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat Silver Rounds are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in protective plastic flips or plastic tubes of 20!
- Brand-new design element!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- A hooded skull is featured on the obverse.
- Intaglio Mint logo on the reverse field.
There are countless historical examples of the phrase Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat in use in antiquity, as well as various versions of the phrase with slight changes in the wording on the proverb. Regardless of the version you encounter or the specific text you read, the meaning is almost identical across these texts. In nearly all examples, the word “Fortuna” refers to the Roman goddess of fortune, Fortuna, when referring to the fact that “Fortune favors the brave.”
All of these 1 oz Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat Silver Rounds are available to purchase in brand-new condition from the mint. The rounds are packaged individually inside of protective plastic flips or in multiples of 20 with plastic tubes.
For the obverse side of 1 oz Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat Silver Rounds, the Intaglio Mint offers a unique design of its own creation. The design shows a skull covered with a shroud clutching a knife between the teeth in the mouth. There is a curled, antique banner beneath the figure with the Latin phrase. A small butterfly rests just above the banner on the chest of the figure in the design element.
Although the phrase Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat, and its many iterations, is rooted in the age of antiquity, there are modern examples of this phrase in use in the United States. For example, the 3rd Marine Regiment stationed at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, uses the phrase on its crest. Similarly, it is on the seal of the Joint Maritime Training Center, the Special Missions Training Center for the United States Coast Guard.
In the reverse design of the 1 oz Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat Silver Round, you will find the mint logo for the Intaglio Mint. The Intaglio Mint seal is featured at the center with an immediate, beaded border, the name of the mint, and its established date. There is a spinning field of radial lines in the background and a date mark in Roman numerals on the design rim.
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