Equestrian Sculpture of Marcus Aurelius.bronze, c. 173-76 C.E., (Capitoline Museums, Rome). The original location of the sculpture is unknown though it had been housed in the Lateran Palace since the 8th century until it was placed in the center of the Piazza del Campidoglio by Michelangelo in 1538. The original is now indoors for purposes of conservation. Marcus Aurelius ruled 161-180 C.E.
Lid of a ceremonial box, Augustan, MET Museum By the first century B.C., Rome was already the largest, richest, and most powerful city in the Mediterranean world. During the reign of Augustus, however, it was transformed into a truly imperial city. Writers were encouraged to compose works that proclaimed its imperial destiny: the Histories of Livy, no less than the Aeneid of Virgil, were intended to demonstrate that the gods had ordained Rome "mistress of the world"
A ROMAN GOLD MEDALLION OF LUNA CIRCA 3RD-6TH CENTURY A.D. The sheet disk with a repoussé bust of the moon goddess depicted frontally wearing a sleeveless tunic, her center-parted hair rolled back along the sides of her face and falling along her neck, a crescent moon behind her, the medallion with a raised ribbon border, perforated above and threaded through by a hooked wire