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Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Alexander Pius

A work made of silver.
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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

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Alexander Pius

Place

Rome (Minted in)

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231 CE–235 CE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

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

Dimensions

Diam.: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4890

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