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Roman Empire

Ruler: Salonina Wife of Gallienus
Reigned: died 268 AD
Denomination: AR Antoninianus
Mint: Antioch
Date of Issue: 266-267 AD
Obverse: Diademed bust draped, right, on crescent. "SALONINA AVG."
Reverse: Aequitas standing left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
Mint marks:
Reference: RCVM 10625, RSC 4, RIC 87
Weight: 3.5 gms
Diameter: 21.6 mm

SALONINA, Cornelia

  • Salonina was the wife of Gallienus and mother of Valerian II and Saloninus.
  • She was made Augusta and 'Mater castrorum' (mother of the army) in 254 soon after her husband's appointment as Caesar, was probably murdered along with him in 268.
  • Valerian II died in Illyricum in 255, probably from natural causes.
  • Saloninus was murdered by the usurper Postumus at Colonia Agrippina in 260.
  • When Gallienus and Salonina died, their youngest son Marinianus, only three years old, is believed to have been killed at Rome by order of the Senate.

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