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ID number: BIRBI-R1959
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Salonina; Gallienus; Asia Minor
Place made: Asia Minor
Date made: 260-268
Metal: Silver and base metal
Diameter (cm): 2.05
Weight (g): 3.63
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 3824. Purchased out of a legacy bequeathed by the late George Norman Cobb.
Description: Obverse: Head of Salonina, wearing diadem, draped, on crescent, facing r. Reverse: Venus, draped, standing facing l., holding helmet in r. and spear in l.; beside her, shield to r.
Inscriptions: Obverse: SHLONINH HVG (Salonina Augusta). Reverse: V-E-NV-S HVG (To Venus, Patron of the Empress ). In Exergue: PXV
Bibliography: RIC V 86 (Gallienus)
Notes: Silvered. In accordance with RIC, the exergue on the reverse is a mintmark indicating a mint in Asia.
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