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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

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

264 CE–265 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

Diam. 2.2 cm; 10.32 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1983.1086

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