About this artwork
The front (obverse) of this coin portrays Salonina, facing right, draped and diademed. The back (reverse) depicts the goddess Tyche standing left wearing kalathos (hat shaped like a basket) on head, palm behind, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
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 ” LI ∆ “, which means the fourteenth year of Gallienus’s reign, or 266-267 CE.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Roman
- Coin Portraying Empress Salonina
- Roman Empire
- 253 CE–268 CE
- Diam. 2.2 cm; 10.01 g
- Gift of Robert L. Grover