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Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Marcus Aurelius

A work made of gold.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

153-154, issued by Antoninus Pius

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays a bust of Marcus Aurelius right, bareheaded, wearing a cuirass (body armor) and paludamentum (military cloak). The back (reverse) depicts the goddess Roma-Virtus, helmeted, standing left in military garb, holding Victory and parazonium (a dagger).

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Origin

Rome

Date

Struck 153 CE–154 CE

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII FIL Reverse: TR POT VIII COS II

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 7.08 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4876

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