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About This Artwork
Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Alexander, AD 231/235
Diam. 2 cm; 3.34 g
Obverse: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
"Imperator Alexander Pius Augustus"
Reverse: IOVI PROPVGNATORI
Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4890
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.