About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Rome

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Empress Sabina, A.D. 134, issued by Hadrian

Diam. 1.9 cm; 7.10 g
"Empress Sabina"

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4873

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).

The Art Institute of Chicago, Of Gods and Glamour: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, Gallery 152, November 11, 2012-present. (Added July 2013)

The Art Institute of Chicago, A Portrait of Antinous, in Two Parts, Gallery 154, April 2 - September 5, 2016.

Publication History

Theresa Gross-Diaz, “Cat. 51 Aureus Portraying Sabina: 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. 54).

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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