About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Lyon

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Tiberius, A.D. 15/37, issued by Tiberius

Gold
Diam. 2 cm; 7.81 g
Obverse: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
"Tiberius Caesar, son of divine Augustus"
Reverse: PONTIF MAX
"Highest Pontiff"

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4857

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Theresa Gross-Diaz, “Cat. 36 Aureus Portraying Tiberius: Curatorial Entry,” in Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago, 2016).

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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