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About This Artwork
Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Septimus Severus, A.D. 194/95, issued by Septimius Severus
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
Ancient and Byzantine Art
Not on Display
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.
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.