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brm_303381 - SALONINA Antoninien

SALONINA Antoninien AU
85.00 €(Approx. 93.50$ | 74.80£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 257-258
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,58 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan particulièrement ovale et irrégulier mais complet. Superbe portrait et très beau revers. Patine grise aux reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Rocquencourt, publié dans “trésors monétaires VIII”, 1986

Obverse


Obverse legend : SALONINA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Salonine à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant posé sur un croissant (L15).
Obverse translation : “Salonina Augusta”, (Salonine augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VENV-S - F-ELIX.
Reverse description : Vénus assise à gauche, le bras gauche appuyé sur le dossier de son siège tenant une pomme de la main droite ; Cupidon debout à gauche tourné à droite devant elle.
Reverse translation : “Venus Felix”, (Vénus heureuse).

Historical background


Salonina

(268) Cornelia Salonina

Gallien woman, mother of Valerian II and Salonin - Augusta (253-268)

Salonina, Gallien's wife, seems to have received the title of augusta in 253 when her husband was associated with power by Valerian I.. She lost at least two of his children, and young Valerian Salonin. She was murdered along with her husband. Salonina supposed to have had Christian sympathies.

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