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Gods, Goddesses, and Personifications

  14. Spes

Spes was worshipped as the divinity of Hope.

 


Spes is depicted holding a flower and lifting her skirt as not to trip.


103-111ad

from the Matthew Sersch collection

obv : IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP

rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC

33mm

28.3g

Bust right draped left shoulder

RIC 519 Banti 172, BMC 810

varieties:

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


 

 


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