About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Rome

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Marcus Aurelius, A.D. 153/54, issued by Antoninus Pius

Gold
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


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

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.




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