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MARINIANA. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Rome. Struck A.D.253 - 254 under Valerian I.
Obverse: DIVAE MARINIANAE. Diademed and veiled bust of Mariniana, resting on crescent, facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Mariniana being borne to heaven seated on the back of a peacock flying right.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 2.18gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 6
RARE

Mariniana was the wife of Valerian I but it would seem that she must have died before he became emperor because all of her coins are posthumous commemoratives.
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Augustin Caron  [Jan 24, 2015 at 02:28 PM]
Nice portrait !