SEVERUS ALEXANDER. 222-235 AD.SPES PVBLICA S-C .Spes walking left, holding flower

Ancient Coins -      SEVERUS ALEXANDER. 222-235 AD.SPES PVBLICA S-C .Spes walking left, holding flower
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                                 SEVERUS ALEXANDER. 222-235 AD. � Sestertius
                                (18.2 gm). Struck 231-235 AD. Laureate head
                                right, drapery on far shoulder / SPES PVBLICA S-C
                                Spes walking left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt.
                                RIC IV 648; Cohen 547 variety. Nice VF, Beautiful dark
                                brown patina.
Spes
In Roman mythology, Spēs (IPA[speːs]) was 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.There was a temple to her in the Forum Holitorium.In art, Spes was depicted hitching her skirt while holding a cornucopia and flowers.Spes personified hope for good harvests, and for children, and was invoked at births, marriages, and other important times.
Her Greek equivalent was Elpis.
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