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Saloninus, Antoninianus, Spes Reverse, Scarce Samosata Mint

Saloninus was the son of Gallienus & Salonina and brother of Valerian II

Billon Antoninianus; 20mm/2.7gm   Struck c. 256 AD

Con/ Reverse struck from a slightly worn die, otherwise, about Extremely Fine; crisp legends on both sides; unusually bold portrait of the young Caesar

Obv/ SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES; Radiate and draped bust right.

Rev/ SPES PVBLICA; Saloninus standing right, holding spear and receiving flower from Spes, standing left and lifting dress

Samosata Mint; no exergue

Ref/ RIC Vol V a, 36 (Antioch not Samosata), MIR 36, 1696d; RSC 95

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