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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Provincial| > |Roman Egypt| > RX93106
Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
|Roman| |Egypt|, |Probus,| |Summer| |276| |-| |September| |282| |A.D.,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt|, NEWElpis was the Greek equivalent of the Roman Spes, the goddess of hope. She was traditionally defined as "the last goddess" (Spes, ultima dea), meaning that hope is the last resource available to men. Elpis personified hope for good harvests, and for children, and was invoked at births, marriages, and other important times.
RX93106. Billon tetradrachm, Geissen 3128; Dattari 5533; Milne 4531; Curtis 1881; SNG Cop 914; BMC Alexandria p. 313, 2417; Kampmann 112.8; Emmett 3987/2 (R1), VF, well centered, corrosion/encrustations, small edge cracks, Alexandria mint, weight 7.083g, maximum diameter 20.6mm, die axis 0o, 29 Aug 276 - 28 Aug 277 A.D.; obverse AK M AVP ΠPO-BOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse Elpis (hope) walking left, flower in extended right hand, lifting hem of chiton with left hand, date B / L (year 2) left; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $45.00 SALE |PRICE| $40.00











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