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Goddess Fortuna

<p>Figure of Fortuna (Josep Curto).</p>

Figure of Fortuna (Josep Curto).

In 1987 a sensational discovery was made at the Vilauba Roman villa (Camós). At the foot of the west wall of a room or altar from the high imperial period (1st to 3rd centuries AD), three bronze figures were found along with their conical stands, all three related to domestic life, and corresponding to Fortuna, Mercury and Lar. These gods were normally found in Roman country houses, where worshipping wealth, trade and ancestors was more important than paying homage to the great gods in the Roman pantheons.

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