About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Rome

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Lucius Verus, December AD 163/December AD 164, issued by Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus

Diam. 1.9 cm; 7.24 g
Reverse: TR P IIII. IMP II COS II, shield inscribed VIC AVG

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4878

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," November 1997 - November 2001, Gallery 155 (Coin Case).

Publication History

Theresa Gross-Diaz, “Cat. 56 Aureus Portraying Lucius Verus: 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.

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