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    Vespasian, 69-79 A.D., AE as (12.89 g), 76-78 A.D. Laureate head right/ Spes standing left, holding flower in right hand, raising hem of skirt with left hand. RIC 583a. Choice VF, attractive dark green patina. Spes, the personification of Hope, came to the numismatic fore on sestertius of Claudius. Vespasian revived the type, which would make occasional appearances until the advent of Constantine's theologically neutral coinage.

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