Rome, 253 AD. Æ sestertius, 18.94 gr., 28 mm.
Obv: [IM]P AEMILIANUS PIUS FEL [AUG]; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aemilian to the right.
Rev: SPES PUBLICA; Spes advancing to the left, holding flower in right hand and raising skirt; across fields: S C.
Ref: RIC 39; Banti 13.
Very rare. Brown tone. Good very fine.
An expressive face of this short-lived emperor and a gem of mid 3rd century die-cutting.