About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Rome

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Nerva, A.D. 97, issued by Nerva

Gold
Diam. 1.9 cm; 7.64 g
Obverse: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P
Reverse: LIBERTAS PVBLICA
"Public Liberty"

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4870

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. 46 Aureus Portraying Nerva: Curatorial Entry,” in Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago, 2016).

Classical Philology, 97, 1 (Jan. 2002), cover illustration.

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), pp. 28, 29.

Karen Manchester, Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2012), pp. 90-91, (cat. 20), 113.




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