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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Salonina

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Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Salonina to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Saloninus and Gallienus, holding spears, in military dress, grasping right hands, stand at left. At right behind Gallienus, draped female figure (Salonina ?). Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 253–268

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 8.76 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.3020

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins