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About This Artwork
Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Lucius Verus, December A.D. 163/December A.D. 164, issued by M. Aurelius and L. 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
"Ruling Families: Imperial Dynasties of the Early Roman Empire 31 B.C. - A.D. 235." Nov.
1997 - Nov. 2001. Gallery 155 (Coin Case)
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.