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Roman coin dated to 103BC, showing spes.

Spes was the personification of hope in Ancient Rome, especially the hope to have children, and the hope for a good harvest. Spes also has a counterpart in Greek Mythology, called Elpis. Usually, Spes was protrayed as a girl, on her toes. It was similar ot a clothes version of Venus. Spes was venerated in Rome, at least from the 5th century BC.