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Evil Emperors

From November 12, 2019

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[jpg] Poster of the exhibition (3.0 MB) © KHM-Museumsverband

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[jpg] (1.6 MB) Fig: 1
Caligula (Caius Caesar Germanicus)
Obverse: Bust of Caligula
Reverse: Caligula’s sisters, Agrippina, Drusilla and Iulia
(presumably as Securitas, Concordia and Fortuna)
Sestertius (brass), struck in Rome in AD 37–38
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[jpg] (1.9 MB) Fig. 2
Nero
Obverse: Bust of Nero
Reverse: Temple of Vesta
(presumably destroyed in the Great Fire of Rome and rebuilt)
Aureus (gold), struck in Rome in AD 65–66
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[jpg] (1.2 MB) Fig. 3
Divus Lucius Verus
Obverse: Bust of the deceased Lucius Verus
Reverse: Funerary pyre (for the cremation of the body of Lucius Verus)
Sestertius (brass), struck in Rome in AD 169 by Marcus Aurelius
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[jpg] (1.6 MB) Fig. 4
Commodus
Obverse: Bust of Commodus (erased)
Reverse: Personification of Pergamum and Heros of Ephesus
Medaillon (base metal), struck in Pergamum in AD 180–182
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[jpg] (1.9 MB) Fig. 5
Commodus
Obverse: Bust of Commodus wearing Hercules’ lion skin
Reverse: Commodus as Hercules at the ritual re-founding of Rome
Aureus (gold), struck in Rome in AD 192
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[jpg] (1.0 MB) Fig. 6
Constantine the Great
Obverse: Bust of Constantine
Reverse: Bust of Sol (the emperor’s invincible companion)
Follis (base metal), struck in Trier in AD 310–313
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[jpg] (1.1 MB) Fig. 7
Maxentius and Constantine
Obverse: Bust of Maxentius
Reverse: Temple of Roma, her statue visible inside the temple
Folles (base metal), struck in Rome by Maxentius in AD 307
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[jpg] (1.1 MB) Fig. 8
Maxentius and Constantine
Obverse: Bust of Constantine
Reverse: Temple of Roma, her statue visible inside the temple
Folles (base metal), struck in Rome by Maxentius in AD 307
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Press contact

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
1010 Vienna, Burgring 5

Nina Auinger-Sutterlüty, MAS
Mag. Sarah Aistleitner
info.pr@khm.at
T +43 1 525 24 - 4021
oder +43 1 525 24 - 4025

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