Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Roman Coins : Empress Salonina : Silvered Antoninianus of Empress Salonina
Click to view original image.
Silvered Antoninianus of Empress Salonina - C.4651
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 253 AD to 268 AD

Collection: Numismatics
Medium: Silvered Bronze

Location: United States
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Photo Gallery
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Obverse: SALONINA AVG; Diademed and Draped Bust of the Empress Facing Right on a Crescent

Reverse: IVNO REGINA; Juno Standing to the Left, Holding a Patera and a Sceptre, a Peacock Stands at her Feet to the Left, a Star in the Field to the Left

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 would be 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.

How many hands have touched a coin in your pocket or purse? What eras and lands have the coin traversed on its journey into our possession? As we reach into our pockets to pull out some change, we rarely hesitate to think of who might have touched the coin before us, or where the coin will venture to after it leaves our hands. More than money, coins are a symbol of the state that struck them, of a specific time and location, whether contemporary currencies or artifacts of a long forgotten empire. This stunning hand-struck coin reveals an expertise of craftsmanship and intricate sculptural detail that is often lacking in contemporary machine-made currencies. This ancient coin is a memorial an emperor’s wife passed from the hands of civilization to civilization, from generation to generation that still appears as vibrant today as the day it was struck.
- (C.4651)


Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2023 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting