Gallic Empire, , Spring 274 A.D.
was the Roman personification of Hope. In art is normally depicted carrying flowers or a , but on coins she is almost invariably depicted holding a flower in her extended right hand, and raising a fold of her dress with her left hand. She was also named "ultima dea" - for Hope is the last resort of men.RA77490. , 270, 9a, 2647, 791, 88, 11, 11292, VF, green , tight , 2.122 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 0o, Mainz or (Trier) mint, as , 273 - spring 274 A.D.; C PIV ESV TETRICVS , and draped right, from behind; (hope of the two emperors), advancing left, extending flower in right hand, raising skirt drapery with left hand; $32.00 (Ä28.48)
, , July or August 136 - 1 January 138 A.D.
was the Roman personification of Hope. She was also named "ultima dea" - for Hope is the last resort of men. On this coin, the , , the designated successor of the emperor, is identified as the future hope of the people.RB77884. , 1055 (S), 3986, 1914, 56, , 24.384 g, maximum 31.7 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 137 A.D.; , right; TR PO - T - , walking left, flower in raised right hand, lifting drapery of skirt with left hand, flanking across below center; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $28.00 (Ä24.92)
Gallic Empire, I, mid 271 - Spring 274 A.D.
During the Crisis of the Third Century (235 - 284 A.D.), the Roman Empire nearly collapsed under the combined pressures of invasion, civil war, plague, and economic depression. In the western provinces, official mints did not meet the needs for low-value coinage and unofficial private mints struck imitations of Roman coins (usually ). These unofficial imitations, called barbarous radiates today, were not counterfeits. They were smaller than issues, were not intended to deceive, and probably only functioned as small change. The most frequently imitated prototypes are of the Gallic emperors I and his son, .RA79592. , 136, 170, 11250, - (p. ci), VF, nice portrait, nice green , tight with edge cracks, light scratches, earthen deposits, 2.640 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 0o, Agrippinensis (Cologne, Germany) mint, 272 - 273 A.D.; IMP C TETRICVS , and draped right; (the hope of the public), walking left, flower in right hand, raising fold of with left; ex Rusty Romans; $24.00 (Ä21.36)
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