About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Rome

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

Gold
Diam. 1.9 cm; 7.72 g
Obverse: NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP
"Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus Imperator"
Reverse: DE GERM (above and across lintel of arch)
"From Germany"

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4858

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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