About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Carthage (possibly)

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

Diam. 1.7 cm; 3.58 g
"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

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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