Gods, Goddesses, and Personifications
Spes was worshipped as the divinity of Hope.
Spes is depicted holding a flower and lifting her skirt as not to trip.
from the Matthew Sersch collection
obv : IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP
rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC
Bust right draped left shoulder
RIC 519 Banti 172, BMC 810
Photo Courtesy of CNG
Bust right aegis (RIC 519, Banti 173)
Bust right, 1/2 view draped and cuirassed (Banti 174)
Bust right, 1/2 view, aegis (Banti 175)
Listed as common but not often seen for sale