Fortuna and Tyche

Certificate Case

Fortuna and Tyche

Certificate Case
9,200 UAH
Availability in departments

Coin value

5 dollars




Niue Island


Mint of Poland

Year of issue






Ligature mass, g


Quality of mintage

antique finish, selective gilding



Fortuna (Latin) — Tyche (Greek) — goddess of fate. It was she who stood in defence of success, happiness, and good fortune. She was traditionally depicted standing on a wheel with a blindfold over her eyes and a horn of plenty in her hands. The blindfold symbolises Fortuna's impartiality. The horn of plenty refers to her generosity that sometimes just knows no bounds. And the wheel illustrates the fickleness of luck. The goddess could give victory and glory, but she could also take them away. She has both forged and destroyed friendships. In ancient times it was believed that a person's luck did not depend on any factor other than mere chance. Besides, no happiness is not lasting. So the goddess flies around the world with her eyes covered, pouring her gifts from a horn of plenty.

Today, Fortuna represents material wealth and prosperity, just as she did thousands of years ago. The image of Fortuna provides opportunities for self-actualisation and career growth, contributes to the achievement of goals, and attracts success and good luck. Who among us hasn't asked for good luck? All people at some point become aware of their capabilities and unconsciously (or intentionally) ask for divine intervention... Or some good luck!