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E-auction 412-323792 - SALONINA Antoninien

SALONINA Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 65 €
Maximum bid : 100 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2021 14:14:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 257-258
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 150 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,95 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Salonine. Revers de style fin, bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

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 : PIETAS - AVGG.
Reverse description : Pietas (la Piété) ou Salonine assise à gauche, les jambes croisées, tenant un sceptre long de la main gauche et tendant la droite vers deux enfants placés devant elle, tournés à droite (Valérien II et Salonin) ; un troisième enfant sous le buste.
Reverse translation : “Pietas Augustorum”, (La Piété des augustes).

Commentary


Avec son argenture superficielle. Rare variante avec un troisième enfant sous le buste comme sur les médaillons.

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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