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About This Artwork
Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Marcus Aurelius, A.D. 153/54, issued by Antoninus Pius
Diam. 2 cm; 7.08 g
Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII FIL
Reverse: TR POT VIII COS II
Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4876
Ancient and Byzantine Art
Not on Display
Theresa Gross-Diaz, “Cat. 54 Aureus Portraying Marcus Aurelius: Curatorial Entry,” in Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago, 2016).
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.