Year of creation:2002
- Rider(s):Nerva, emperor
Gloucester was most probably founded in the reign of the Emperor Nerva (96-98 AD), for the Roman town was named after him: Colonia Nerviana Glevensis. A colonia was a settlement of retired army veterans.
To celebrate the 1900th anniversary of the foundation of Gloucester, an equestrian statue of Emperor Nerva by Anthony Stones was erected on the same place where pieces of a bronze equestrian statue were discovered. Nerva was over 60 and rather frail when proclaimed emperor, but the statue shows him as convention dictates: as a military leader
- Sculptor(s):Stones, Anthony
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