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A billon antoninianus of the empress Salonina with a reverse showing Venus with helmet, spear and shield. Coin Type: Billon antoninianus of Salonina, 253-268 CE
Mint and Date: Asian Mint (RIC) or Antioch (Göbl); 267 CE
Size and Weight: 21mm, 3.71g
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.
Reverse: VENVS AVG
Venus standing left, holding helmet and spear. Beside her, a shield.
Exergue: PXV
Provenance: christian5728 (eBay), November 2008
Ref: RCV (2005) 10654; RIC V (Gallienus sole reign) 86; Göbl 1671l.
BW Ref: 016 039 134
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