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.
MARCVS COCCEIVS NERVA
after whom gloucester was names
COLONIA NERVIANA GLEVENSIS
this statue of EMPEROR NERVA was sculpted by
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
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
- Anthony Stones (1934),
English sculptor, living in New Zealand 1952-1983
Sources & Information
- Kees van Tilburg, From Marcus Aurelius to Kim Jong-il: The story of equestrian statues throughout the ages (Amstelveen, 2017). – see also the Equestrian statue website.
Locatie (N 51°51'52" - W 2°14'47") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: gbsw011; Photograph: 23 July 2012
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