ELPIS GODDESS OF HOPE -- Diocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 March 305 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

Billon tetradrachm, Milne 4750, Curtis 1980, BMC Alexandria 2499 var (obverse legend, in error?), Geissen 3202, SNG Cop 968, VF, Alexandria mint, weight 6.961g, maximum diameter 20.4mm, die axis 0o, 20 Nov 284 - 28 Aug 285 A.D.; obverse A K G OUAL DIOKLHTIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse Elpis standing left, flower in right, raising fold of chiton with left, LA (year 1) left; EXCEPTIONAL REVERSE. SCARCE THUS.

Again, a coin that seems to be dedicated or blessed sometime in antiquity. Elpis answers to the call.

Even though this is a Roman coin, it is actually Egyptian under Roman rule and was made and found in Egypt.