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About This Artwork
Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Elagabalus, AD 218/222
Diam. 2 cm; 3.23 g
OB: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG
"Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus"
REV: PONTIF MAX TR P
Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4888
Ancient and Byzantine Art
Not on Display
"Ruling Families 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.