About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Rome

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Septimus Severus, A.D. 194

Gold
Diam. 2 cm; 7.20 g
OB: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP III
REV: VICT AVG T R P II COS II

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4882

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

Alexander, Karen B. 2012. "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, p.29. Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press.




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