Roman coin found in Union Road (reverse)

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Roman coin found in Union Road (reverse)

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 shows the bearded emperor wearing a laurel wreath, with his imperial titles IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG. On the reverse is Hope personified, holding a flower and raising her skirt.