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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:

266-267

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) Elpis, the goddess of hope, walks left holding a flower and raising the hem of her robe. A palm branch and a partial inscription are seen in the field behind her.

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 “LIΔ “, which means the fourteenth year of Gallienus’s reign, or 266-267 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

266 CE–267 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

Diam. 2.3 cm; 9.90 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1983.1093

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