Obverse: SALONINA AVG; Bust of Empress
Reverse: ROMAE AETERNAE; Gallienus
Standing Right, Receiving Victory from Roma,
Seated on Left with Spear and Shield
Like many figures of the mid-third century
A.D., especially in regards to the women, little
is known for certain about the life of Cornelia
Salonina. She married Gallienus in 243 A.D.
Ten years later, he was declared Augustus and
ruled alongside his father Valerian. Shortly
after his ascension, Salonina was awarded the
title of Augusta in 254 A.D. After Gallienus
was murdered 268 A.D., Salonina was
executed along with the rest of his family.