About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Rome

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gaius (Caligula), A.D. 37/38, issued by Caligula

Gold
Diam. 2 cm; 7.77 g
Obverse: C.CAESAR.AVG.GERM.PM.TR.POT
Reverse: AGRIPPINA.MAT.C.CAES.AVG.GERM.

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4860

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

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

Publication History

Theresa Gross-Diaz, “Cat. 37 Aureus Portraying Emperor Gaius (Caligula): 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, (1990), n.pag. (n. 53).

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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