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Contributor: Teresa Darling.
Issuer: SEVERUS ALEXANDER, AD 222-235. AR Denarius.
Obverse: IMP. ALEXANDER PIVS AVG., His radiated, cuirassed, and draped bust to the right.
Reverse: SPES PVBLICA, Spes (Hope) advancing right, holding flower and slightly raising the drapery of her dress.
Reference: RIC 254; Sear 2235. Grade: EF.
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.