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About This Artwork
Antoninianus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Pupienus, A.D. 238 (April/June), issued by Balbinus and Pupienus, coemperors
Diam. 2.4 cm; 4.49 g
Obverse: IMP CAES PVPIEN MAXIMVS AVG
"Imperator Caesar Pupienus Maximus Augustus"
Reverse: PATRES SENATVS
Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4895
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.