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Contributor: Teresa Darling.
Issuer: SEVERUS ALEXANDER, AD 222-235. AR Denarius.
Obverse: IMP. ALEXANDER PIVS AVG. His laureated and draped bust to the right.
Reverse: SPES PVBLICA. Spes (Hope) advancing left holding a flower and raising slightly the drapery of her dress.
Reference: RIC 254; Sear 2235.
Comments: For more information, read the "Alexander Severus" entry from De Imperatoribus Romanis.
For recent scholarship on Severus Alexander see TOCS-IN; for book reviews, see Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews.