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E-auction 488-399074 - brm_735253 - SALONINA Antoninien

SALONINA Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 9 €
Maximum bid : 10 €
End of the sale : 22 August 2022 14:42:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 258-259
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 150 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,53 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, avec un très joli buste au droit et une très jolie Vesta. Patine hétérogène
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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 le croissant (L15).
Obverse translation : “Salonina Augusta”, (Salonine Impératrice).


Reverse legend : V-ES-TA/ -|-// Q.
Reverse description : Vesta drapée et voilée assise sur un trône à gauche tenant un patère de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Vesta”, (Vesta).

Historical background



Gallien woman, mother of Valerian II and Salonin - Augusta

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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