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E-auction 403-315279 - SALONINA Antoninien

SALONINA Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 14 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 04 January 2021 14:17:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 258
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 4,64 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Revers bien venu. Patine grise aux reflets métalliques
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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 legend : PIETAS A-VGG.
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) ; sous le trône, un troisième enfant.
Reverse translation : “Pietas Augustorum”, (La Piété des augustes).


Poids lourd. Avec son argenture superficielle.

Historical background


(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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