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Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Marcus Aurelius

A work made of gold.
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Date:

153-154, issued by Antoninus Pius

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

Obverse: Bust of Marcus Aurelius right, bareheaded, wearing cuirass and paludamentum
Reverse: Roma-Virtus, helmeted, stands left in military garb, holding Victory and parazonium

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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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