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E-auction 389-301528 - SALONINA Antoninien

SALONINA Antoninien AU/XF
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Estimate : 55 €
Price : 30 €
Maximum bid : 31 €
End of the sale : 28 September 2020 14:17:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 257-258
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,76 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Salonine. Usure plus prononcée au revers. Patine de collection ancienne
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 : VENVS VICTRIX.
Reverse description : Vénus debout à gauche, tenant une pomme de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche, appuyée sur son bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Venus Victrix”, (Vénus victorieuse).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Avec son argenture superficielle.

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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