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About This Artwork
Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Vitellius, A.D. 69 (late April/December)
Diam. 2 cm; 7.26 g
OB: A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P
REV: S P Q R OB C S
Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4866
Ancient and Byzantine Art
Not on Display
Elizabeth Hahn Benge, "From Aegina to Andronicus: A Survey of Coinage at the Art Institute of Chicago," in Historia Mundi n. 5 (January 2016), p. 210 (fig. 13).
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.