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Emperor Nerva

Marcus Cocceius Nerva Augustus
Narni 30 - Rome 98 ad
Roman Emperor, 96-98 ad
(Wikipedia)
Anthony Stones
2002

Gloucester /  Emperor Nerva   Gloucester /  Emperor Nerva

Description

Equestrian of emperor Nerva in a conventianal pose in military uniform. On the long sides of the pedestal identical plaques showing a bird's eye view of Roman Gloucester and its history.

Gloucester - Emperor Nerva

Inscription(s)

MARCVS COCCEIVS NERVA
AVGVSTVS

the emperor
after whom gloucester was names
COLONIA NERVIANA GLEVENSIS

this statue of EMPEROR NERVA was sculpted by
ANTHONY STONES
for
GLOUCESTER CIVIC TRUST
as a millennium project to celebrate the 1900th
anniversary of the founding of the roman town
as a colonia, an army retirement centre, c ad 97

the initiative for the statue was a gift by a former
secretary to the trust, PETER PRICE, for a public art work.

it was unveiled on the 19th of october 2002 by
ALISON WOOLLEY
representing his family

the following gave major financial or practical support
hrh the princess royal
gloucester city council
the summerfield charitable trust
barnwood construction ltd
cheltenham & gloucester plc
east gate shopping
jane & roger norwich
pat & robin morris

committee: anthony ault, robin morris, michael pullon
allan russell & nigel spry

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°51'52" W 2°14'47"

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