happiness. Three of these appear regularly on Roman coins: Hilaritas, Laetitia, and Felicitas. Hilaritas connotes a feeling of cheerfulness, gayety, joyousness, merriment, or hilarity ... On Roman coinage, Hilaritas typically holds a cornucopiae and palm branch or scepter and may be accompanied by children. Coins depicting this personification were issued for Faustina by her father in large and middle bronze and by her husband, with slightly different reverse designs, in the aureus, denarius, sestertius and middle bronze denominations. Faustina II, AD 147-175. Roman Æ as, 9.72 g, 25.7 mm, 5 h. Rome, AD 147-150. Obv: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust wearing band of pearls around the head, right. Rev: HILARITAS S C, Hilaritas standing right, adjusting veil and holding long palm. Refs: RIC 1396b; BMCRE 2151-52; Cohen 115; RCV 4725. Faustina II, AD 147-175. Roman AR denarius, 3.40 g, 17.4 mm, 5 h. Rome, AD 161-165. Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bust of Faustina II, draped, right. Rev: HILARITAS, Hilaritas standing left, holding long palm-branch in right hand and cornucopia in left hand. Refs: RIC 686; BMCRE 100; RSC 111; RCV 5254; CRE 182. Notes: Also known with a bust wearing a circlet of pearls in the hair (RSC 111a, BMCRE 101-102) and with a left-facing bust (RSC 111b, BMCRE 103). Laetitia connotes a feeling of joy, exultation, rejoicing, gladness, pleasure, or delight. On Roman coinage, Laetitia typically holds some combination of a scepter, wreath, ears of grain, or an anchor or rudder. As was the case with coins depicting Hilaritas, coins depicting this personification were issued in all metals for Faustina by her father and by her husband with different reverse legends but similar iconography. I have recently written about these issues in more depth. Faustina II, AD 147-175. Roman AR denarius, 3.03 g, 17.4 mm, 5 h. Rome, AD 147-149. Obv: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, bare-headed and draped bust, right. Rev: LAETITIAE PVBLICAE, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath in in right hand and vertical scepter in left hand. Refs: RIC 506a; BMCRE 1048; Cohen/RSC 155; Strack 491; RCV 4705; CRE 195. Faustina II, AD 147-175. Roman orichalcum sestertius, 24.87 g, 32.5 mm, 11 h. Rome, AD 161-165. Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Faustina II, right, with a double strand of pearls in the hair. Rev: LAETITIA S C, Laetitia standing facing, head left, holding wreath in right hand and vertical scepter in left hand. Refs: RIC 1654; BMCRE 924-27; Cohen 149; RCV 5279; MIR 21-6/10b. Felicitas connotes contentment, with overtones of good fortune or luckiness. On Roman coins, Felicitas is depicted as a Roman matron, dressed in a stola and palla, either standing or seated, holding a caduceus and cornucopia or scepter. Sometimes she leans on a column. This personification appears on only one coin of Faustina, a middle bronze issued by her Father exclusively for use in Roman Britain. Faustina Jr, Augusta AD 147-175. Roman Æ as or dupondius, 11.41 g, 23.8 mm. Rome, AD 152-156. Obv: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, bare-headed and draped bust, right. Rev: FELICITAS SC, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus, left hand on hip. Refs: RIC (Pius) 1395; BMCRE 2187; Cohen 108; RCV --. Let's see your happy coins or anything you feel is relevant!