About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Carthage (possibly)

Argenteus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Diocletian, A.D. 300, issued by Diocletian or Maximianus

Silver
Diam. 1.7 cm; 3.58 g
Obverse: DIOCLETIANVS AVG
"Diocletianus Augustus"
Reverse: Within wreath, in two lines, X.C VI; no mint mark

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4901

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

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.




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