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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Salonina

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Obverse: Draped bust of Salonina wearing stephane right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Gallienus in center extends hand to Saloninus at left, both radiate and holding spears. At right, draped female figure (Salonina ?). Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 8.03 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.1317

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins