About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Rome

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Nero Claudius Drusus, AD 41/45, issued by Claudius (Tiberius Claudius Nero)

Diam. 1.9 cm; 7.72 g
"Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus Imperator"
Reverse: DE GERM (above and across lintel of arch)
"From Germany"

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4858

This work appears in the online catalogue Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, featuring art historical essays and conservation reports on artworks from the ancient Roman world in the Art Institute’s collection. Entries include new high-resolution photography, stunning 360-degree views of the works, and in-depth technical imaging and analysis. The volume is free to the public.

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

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

Publication History

Theresa Gross-Diaz, “Cat. 38 Aureus Portraying Nero Claudius Drusus: 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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