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

This work appears in the online catalogue Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, featuring art historical essays and conservation reports on artworks from the ancient Roman world in the Art Institute’s collection. Entries include new high-resolution photography, stunning 360-degree views of the works, and in-depth technical imaging and analysis. The volume is free to the public.

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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