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Coin Portraying Empress Salonina

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

264-265

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the empress Salonina, facing right and crowned with a diadem.

On the back (reverse) Eirene (personification of peace and the daughter of Zeus and Themis) stands left holding an olive branch. A palm branch appears in the field in front.

Salonina was married to the Roman emperor Gallienus, who reigned jointly with his father, Valerian, from 253-260, then as sole emperor to 268. The date this coin was struck is indicated in the reverse inscription “LIB “, which means the twelfth year of Gallienus’s reign, or 264-265 CE.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Portraying Empress Salonina

Place

Roman Empire (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

264 CE–265 CE

Medium

Billon

Inscriptions

Obverse: KOΡNHΛIA CAΛWNEINA CEB Reverse: LIB

Dimensions

Diam.: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1983.1086

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