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About This Artwork
Antoninianus (Coin) Depicting a Hippopotamus, A.D. 248, issued by Emperor Philip the Arab
Diam. 2.3 cm; 4.13 g
OB: OTACIL SEVERA AVG
REV: SAECVLARES AVGG
(In exergue: IIII)
Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4898
Ancient and Byzantine Art
Not on Display
The Art Institute of Chicago, When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt After Alexander the Great, October 31, 2013 - July 27, 2014.
Karen Alexander and Mary Greuel. Private Taste in Ancient Rome: Selections from Chicago Collections, (1990), n.pag.(n.51).
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.