Gallic Empire Tetricus II Antoninianus Spes (Hope) Holding Flower

Ancient Coins - Gallic Empire Tetricus II Antoninianus Spes (Hope) Holding Flower
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Gallic Empire, Tetricus II, Spring 274 A.D.
RA20942. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 270, Schulzki AGK 9a, Cunetio 2647, Elmer 791, Cohen VI 88, Hunter IV 11, SRCV III 11292, aVF, interesting multi-color patina, edge cracks, 3.243g, 20.4mm, 180o, Mainz or Treveri (Trier) mint, 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 hand, raising skirt drapery with left hand
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.
Precio SKU: RA20942
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Cotización al: 01/26/20

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