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, while the left is raising a fold of her dress. 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 hope for the future of the Roman people.SH28080.
, 1707p (Samosata), 36 (Antioch), 95a (Antioch), 12 (uncertain eastern), 10775 (uncertain Syrian), gVF, full strike on both and , dark uneven , 4.055 g, maximum 22.9 mm, 180o, uncertain Syrian mint, as , Jan - summer 260 A.D.; SALON VALERIANVS , , draped, and right, from behind; (the hope of the public), Valerian (on left) standing right , wearing military garb and holding spear, standing left, raising skirt with left hand and presenting flower to prince with right hand, pellet within above; SOLD
RIC lists as common, but all coins of are .RS06959.
, 939z, 10 ( ), RSC 61 ( ), 9 (Mediolanum or ), 17070 (Mediolanum or ), VF/F, nice portrait, full centering, metal for , weakly struck with a damaged die, 3.54 g, maximum 24.5 mm, 180o, Mediolanum ( , Italy) mint, as , 258 - summer 260 A.D.; SAL VALERIANVS CS, and draped right, from behind; (Prince of Youth), standing half left, wearing military attire, baton pointed downward in right hand, transverse spear downward left in left hand, one in ground on right; from the Scott Collection; SOLD
In 258, , Gallienus' eldest son died. He was possibly murdered by Pannonia's governor Ingenuus. Valerian named , another of Gallienus' sons, .RS60278. Silver
, 914e, 9, 41, cf. 10768 ( , ), aVF, , some , tiny encrustations, edge cracks, 3.167 g, maximum 21.2 mm, 0o, Agrippinensis ( ) mint, as , 258 - summmer 260 A.D.; SALON VALERIANVS , , draped, and right; (to the piety of the Emperor), implements of the augurate and pontificate, from left to right: (augural wand), (knife), ewer (jug), (ladle), and ( ); SOLD
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