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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Secessionist Empires| > |Tetricus II| > RB49667
Gallic Empire, Tetricus II, Spring 274 A.D.
Spes was the Roman personification of Hope. In art Spes is normally depicted carrying flowers or a cornucopia, 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.
RB49667. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 270, Schulzki AGK 9a, Cunetio 2647, Elmer 791, Cohen VI 88, Hunter IV 11, SRCV III 11292, F, Mainz or Treveri (Trier) mint, weight 4.318g, maximum diameter 19.0mm, die axis 180o, as caesar, 273 - spring 274 A.D.; obverse C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES, radiate and draped bust right, from behind; reverse SPES AVGG (hope of the two emperors), Spes advancing left, extending flower in right, raising skirt drapery with left; SOLD











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