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About This Artwork
Argenteus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Diocletian, A.D. 300, issued by Diocletian or Maximianus
Diam. 1.7 cm; 3.58 g
Obverse: DIOCLETIANVS AVG
Reverse: Within wreath, in two lines, X.C VI; no mint mark
Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4901
Ancient and Byzantine Art
Not on Display
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.
Theresa Gross-Diaz, “Cat. 70 Argenteus Portraying Diocletian: Curatorial Entry,” in Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago, 2016).
Theresa Gross-Diaz, “Cat. 69 Aureus (Postreform) Portraying Diocletian: Curatorial Entry,” in Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago, 2016), para 3, footnote 4.
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.