Sestertius with bust of Salonina, struck under Valerian I and Gallienus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 256–257


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 17.40 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.256

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Salonina, wearing stephane, to right.
CORNELIAS ALONINAAVG
Reverse: Fecunditas standing front, head right, holds infant in left hand, right outstretched to child at her feet.
In field left and right: S C Around: FECVNDITASAVG

Bronze sestertius struck on a medallic flan.

Provenance

By date unknown: George Bauer Collection; by 1963: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1, England (auction of the George Bauer Collection, January 23, 1963, lot 1398); purchased at the Bauer auction on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6, and 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1, England; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour