About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Siscia (uncertain)

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Aurelian, A.D. 272, issued by Aurelian

Diam. 2.1 cm; 5.72 g
"Aurelianus Augustus"
Reverse: PM TRP COS PP

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4899

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

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.

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