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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Provincial| > |Roman Egypt| > RX93118
Maximian, 286 - 305, 306 - 308, and 310 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
|Roman| |Egypt|, |Maximian,| |286| |-| |305,| |306| |-| |308,| |and| |310| |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.
RX93118. Billon tetradrachm, Geissen 3286; Dattari 5875; Milne 4828; Curtis 2071; BMC Alexandria p. 329, 2556; SNG Cop 1024; Kampmann 120.17; Emmett 4114/2 (R2), VF, well centered, flow lines, corrosion, small encrustations, edge ragged, Alexandria mint, weight 8.754g, maximum diameter 20.6mm, die axis 0o, 29 Aug 286 - 28 Aug 287 A.D.; obverse A K M OYA MAΞIMIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse Elpis (hope) walking left, flower in extended right hand, lifting hem of chiton with left hand, star behind, L - B (year 2) flanking across field; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $40.00 SALE |PRICE| $36.00











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