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About This Artwork
Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gordian III, A.D. 239 (late July/December), issued by Gordian III
Diam. 2 cm; 4.70 g
Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG
"Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus"
Reverse: PM TR P II COS PP
Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4896
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.