The image of Fortuna seated with a rudder and cornucopia is often associated with Fortuna Redux, a figure who helps to ensure safe travels. An aureus from the same series as this denarius depicts a similar Fortuna, but it is accompanied by the reverse legend FORTVNA REDVX [Fortune who brings the emperor back safely], suggesting that this type is also wishing a safe return for the emperor. The tribunician date present in the reverse legend, TR P XI [tribunician power for the eleventh time], allows us to date the coin between December 10, 202 and December 10, 203. Given what we know about the events of Septimius’ reign, the return being referenced is more than likely that from a visit to his native Africa. Jonathan Gress 2011.