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Severus Alexander Denarius
Obv: IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: P M TR P VII COS II P P, Romulus advancing right with spear & trophy
Minted in Rome
Reference: RIC 85. RSC 351

Romulus, founder of the city, shares the attributes of Mars but not helmeted.
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Aamil Qureshi  [Apr 02, 2007 at 12:43 PM]
How can one tell if he is Romulus?
maridvnvm  [Apr 03, 2007 at 06:57 AM]
Romulus is a male, wearing clothes and not wearing a helmet. This coin copies the reverse of Hadrian with the reverse legend "ROMVLO CONDITORI". Thus we can deduce that this depiction is Romulus and not Mars or Virtus.
Aleph  [Feb 15, 2018 at 09:06 PM]
A nearly identical issue has the legend VIRTVS AVG. is there any other evidence this is Romulus besides lack of a helmet and similarity to the Hadrian type?