About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Rome

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Septimus Severus, A.D. 194/95, issued by Septimius Severus

Gold
Diam. 2 cm; 7.20 g
Obverse: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP III
Reverse: VICT AVG TRP II COS II

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4882


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

The Art Institute of Chicago, Ancient Art Galleries, Gallery 155, 1994 - February 22, 2004 and May 16, 2004 - February 2012.

Houston, TX, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston"The Centaur’s Smile: The Human Animal in Early Greek Art" 22 February – 16 May 2004.

"Neither Man nor Beast: Animal Images on Ancient Coins," August 29, 2007- February 2012.

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, by Karen Manchester, (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2012), p. 29.




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