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E-auction 270-192082 - SALONINA Antoninien

SALONINA Antoninien AU/AU
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:11:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 257-258
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 150 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,53 g.
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan ovale. Petite faiblesse sur le portrait au droit mais superbe revers. La monnaie a conservé sa fraîcheur de frappe
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°223 du trésor de la Guerche-sur-l’Aubois

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 : IVNO RE-GINA.
Reverse description : Junon voilée et drapée debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Iuno Regina”, (Junon reine).

Commentary


Poids lourd. C’est de loin la monnaie la plus courante pour la période !.

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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