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 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.
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.