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About This Artwork
Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Lucius Verus, December A.D. 163/December A.D. 164, issued by Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus
Diam. 1.9 cm; 7.24 g
Obverse: L. VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS
Reverse: TR P IIII. IMP II COS II, shield inscribed VIC AVG
Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4878
Ancient and Byzantine Art
Not on Display
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.
"Ruling Families: Imperial Dynasties of the Early Roman Empire 31 B.C. - A.D. 235," November 1997 - November 2001, Gallery 155 (Coin Case).
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.