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Rome, 253 AD. Æ sestertius, 18.94 gr., 28 mm.

Obv: [IM]P AEMILIANUS PIUS FEL [AUG]; laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Aemilian to the right.

Rev: SPES PUBLICA; Spes advancing to the left, holding flower 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.