About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Rome

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Antoninus Pius, A.D. 145/61, issued by Antoninus Pius

Gold
Diam. 2 cm; 7.27 g
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP
Reverse: TR POT COS IIII

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4875


This work appears in the online catalogue Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, featuring art historical essays and conservation reports on artworks from the ancient Roman world in the Art Institute’s collection. Entries include new high-resolution photography, stunning 360-degree views of the works, and in-depth technical imaging and analysis. The volume is free to the public.

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

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, 2012) by Karen Manchester, p. 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)




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