About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Rome

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Julius Caesar, 42 B.C., issued by Roman Republic, L. Mussidius Longus (moneyer)

Silver
Diam. 2 cm; 3.83 g
Reverse: L MVSSIDIVS LONGVS

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4850

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Private Taste in Ancient Rome: Selections from Chicago Collections, Gallery 141, March 3 - June 3, 1990.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Ruling Families: Imperial Dynasties of the Early Roman Empire 31 B.C - A.D. 235, Gallery 155 (Coin Case), November 1, 1997 - Nov. 2001.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Power Struggles: Cleopatra's Relatives and Their Rivals, Gallery 155 (Coin Case), November 2001 - 2007.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Of Gods and Glamour: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, Gallery 152, July 2013 - present.

Publication History

Theresa Gross-Diaz, “Cat. 30 Denarius Portraying Julius Caesar: Curatorial Entry,” in Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago, 2016).

Karen Alexander and Mary Greuel, Private Taste in Ancient Rome: Selections from Chicago Collections (The Art Institute of Chicago, 1990), n.pag. (n. 62).

Karen B. Alexander, "From Plaster to Stone: Ancient Art at the Art Institute of Chicago," in Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago, by Karen Manchester (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2012), p. 29.




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