About This Artwork

Byzantine, minted in Ravenna, Italy

Solidus (Coin) of Honorius, A.D. 405

Gold
Diam. 2.1 cm; 4.39 g
OB: D N HONORIVS P F AVG
REV: VICTORIA AVGGG
(in exergue: RIV COMOB)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4906

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Ancient Art Galleries, Gallery 155, April 20, 1994 - February 22, 2004 and May 16, 2004 - February 6, 2012.

"Coin Production in Ancient World" 1994-1997

Houston, TX, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston"The Centaur’s Smile: The Human Animal in Early Greek Art" 22 February – 16 May 2004.

Publication History

Louise Berge and Karen Alexander. 1985. "Ancient Gold Work and Jewelry from Chicago Collections." The Ancient World. Vol. 11, nos. 1 and 2, p. 22.

Karen Alexander and Mary Greuel. Private Taste in Ancient Rome: Selections from Chicago Collections, (1990), n.pag.(n.61).

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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