was the Roman personification of Hope. In art, is normally depicted carrying flowers or a . On coins, she is almost invariably depicted holding a flower in her extended right hand, while the left is raising a fold of her dress. On this coin, the , , the designated successor of the emperor, is identified as the hope for the future of the Roman people.
RA84355. , 270, 9a, 2608, 791, 88, 11, 11292, VF, green , die wear, some , small edge crack, 2.911 g, maximum 20.4 mm, 0o, Agrippinensis (Cologne) mint, as , 272 - 273 A.D.; C PIV ESV TETRICVS , and draped right, from behind; (hope of the two emperors), advancing left, extending flower in right hand, raising skirt drapery with left hand; $40.00 (€35.60)
was the Roman personification of Hope. In art is normally depicted carrying flowers or a , 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.RA77490. , 270, 9a, 2647, 791, 88, 11, 11292, VF, green , tight , 2.122 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 0o, Mainz or (Trier) mint, as , 273 - spring 274 A.D.; C PIV ESV TETRICVS , and draped right, from behind; (hope of the two emperors), advancing left, extending flower in right hand, raising skirt drapery with left hand; $32.00 (€28.48)
Gallic Empire, , 273 - Spring 274 A.D., Barbaric Imitative
During the Crisis of the Third Century (235 - 284 A.D.), the Roman Empire nearly collapsed under the combined pressures of invasion, civil war, plague, and economic depression. In the western provinces, official mints did not meet the needs for low-value coinage and unofficial private mints struck imitations of Roman coins (usually ). These unofficial imitations, called barbarous radiates today, were not counterfeits. They were smaller than issues, were not intended to deceive, and probably only functioned as small change. The most frequently imitated prototypes are of the Gallic emperors I and his son, .RA76688. Bronze barbarous , cf. 248 (official, Agrippinensis), aF, , 1.539 g, maximum 12.9 mm, 180o, unofficial mint, 271 - 284 A.D.; [C PIV ESV TETRICVS] CA[ES] (or similar), right; (the peace of the Emperor) (or similar), Pax standing facing, left, in right hand, long or spear vertical in left hand; $14.00 (€12.46)
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