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