The high carved prow and stern give the craft almost a crescent shape.
The sternum consists of six pieces; the anterior or presternum is compressed and projects forwards like the prow of a boat.
The crags which he flung at Britannia did indeed graze the stern and graze the prow of her craft.
She frequently occurs on coins of the empire, standing between a modius (corn-measure) and the prow of a galley, with ears of corn in one hand and a cornucopia in the other; sometimes she holds a rudder or an anchor.
She is represented in works of art, often together with Ceres, with a cornucopia (horn of plenty) in her arm, and a ship's prow in the background, indicating the transport of grain over the sea.