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Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Alexander Pius

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

231-235

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

Obverse: Bust of Alexander Pius laureate to right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: Jupiter with thunderbolt and eagle marching to left, looking back

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Alexander Pius

Origin

Rome

Date

231 CE–235 CE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG "Imperator Alexander Pius Augustus" Reverse: IOVI PROPVGNATORI

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 3.34 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4890

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