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About This Artwork
Denarius (Coin) Portraying Diadumenian, AD 217 (April/December)
Diam. 2 cm; 4.06 g
Obverse: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES
"Marcus Opellius Antonius Diadumenian Caesar"
Reverse: SPES PVBLICA
"Hope of the people"
Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4891
Ancient and Byzantine Art
Not on Display
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.