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A billon antoninianus of the empress Salonina with a reverse showing the Goddess Segetia in her temple Coin Type: Billon antoninianus of Salonina, 253-268 CE
Mint and Date: Cologne, 259-260 CE
Size and Weight: 21mm x 22mm, 3.07g
Diademed, draped bust right, with a crescent behind her shoulders. Hair weaved in rows with long plait carried up the back of the head and tucked under a stephane.
Dea Segetia, nimbate, crescent on head, standing facing in tetrastyle temple, both hands raised, open, palm upwards.
Ref: RCV (2005) 10631; RIC V (Gallienus joint reign) 5; Göbl 0902c.
Provenance: Barry P. Murphy (Vcoins), September 2006
BW Ref: 010 027 087
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Note 1: There is evidence of a die clash on the reverse – the oval indentation all round Segetia in the temple is the incuse of Salonina's face. There is also a suggestion of a double strike on the obverse, in the region of Salonina's chin.

Note 2: For another example of this coin, see here: DEAE SEGETIAE.

For other coins in this small group see this DEO VOLKANO, dedicated to the god Vulcan, issued for Valerian; and this DEO MARTI, dedicated to the god Mars, issued for Gallienus.

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