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E-auction 388-300758 - SALONINA Antoninien

SALONINA Antoninien AU
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2020/09/21 14:15:00
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 257-258
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier. Droit légèrement taché, Joli revers. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : SALONI-NA 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 : VES-TA.
Reverse description : Vesta voilée et drapée, assise à gauche sur un siège à dossier, tenant le palladium de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Vesta”, (Vesta).

Commentary


Poids très léger.

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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