About This Artwork

Roman, minted in Sicily

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Pompey the Great, 42/40 B.C., issued by Roman Republic, Sextus Pompeius Magnus

Silver
Diam. 2 cm; 3.95 g
Obverse: MAG PIVS IMP [ITER]
Reverse: PRÆF (above) CLAS.ET.ORÆ / MARIT.EX.S.C

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4851

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Private Taste in Ancient Rome: Selections from Chicago Collections, Gallery 141, March 3 - June 3, 1990.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Ancient Art Galleries, Gallery 155, April 20, 1994 - February 6, 2012.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Power Struggles: Cleopatra's Relatives and Their Rivals, Gallery 155 (Coin Case), November, 2001 - 2007.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Of Gods and Glamour: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, Gallery 152, July 2013 - present.

Publication History

Theresa Gross-Diaz, “Cat. 32 Denarius Portraying Pompey the Great: Curatorial Entry,” in Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago, 2016).

Karen Alexander and Mary Greuel, Private Taste in Ancient Rome: Selections from Chicago Collections (The Art Institute of Chicago, 1990), n.pag. (n. 63).

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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