Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Aurelian

A work made of gold.
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Date:

272, issued by Aurelian

Artist:

Roman, minted in Siscia (uncertain)

About this artwork

Obverse: Bust of Aurelian right, laureate, cuirassed, aegis over left shoulder
Inscribed: AURELIANVS AVG
Reverse: Lion rears left, radiate, carrying thunderbolt in mouth
Inscribed: P M TR P COS P P

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 153

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Aurelian

Origin

Rome

Date

272 AD

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: AURELIANVS AVG "Aurelianus Augustus" Reverse: P M TR P COS P P

Dimensions

Diam. 2.1 cm; 5.72 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4899

Extended information about this artwork

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