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brm_655796 - SALONINA Antoninien

SALONINA Antoninien XF/AU
35.00 €(Approx. 37.80$ | 30.10£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 257-258
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 250 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,04 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré, avec quelques faiblesses. Joli revers. Patine grise
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 - F-ELIX.
Reverse description : Vénus assise à gauche, le bras gauche appuyé sur le dossier de son siège tenant une pomme de la main droite ; Cupidon debout à gauche tourné à droite devant elle.
Reverse translation : “Venus Felix”, (Vénus heureuse).

Historical background


SALONINA

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Wife of Gallienus, mother of Valerian II and Saloninus - Augusta

Salonine, the wife of Gallien, seems to receive the title of augusta in 253, when her husband is associated with power by Valerian I. She loses at least two of her children, young Valérien and Salonin. She is murdered at the same time as her husband. Salonina is said to have had Christian sympathies.

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