Roman coin found in Union Road (obverse)

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Roman coin found in Union Road (obverse)

This fine sestertius, struck in Rome for the emperor Severus Alexander (AD 222-35), was found in Union Road in 1878; the exact findspot was not recorded. The obverse here shows the bearded emperor wearing a laurel wreath, with his imperial titles IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG. On the reverse side is Hope personified, holding a flower and raising her skirt.

Acknowledgments: © Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter City Council

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