About this artwork
The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the empress Salonina, facing right and crowned with a diadem.
On the back (reverse) Eirene (personification of peace and the daughter of Zeus and Themis) stands left holding an olive branch. A palm branch appears in the field in front.
Salonina was married to the Roman emperor Gallienus, who reigned jointly with his father, Valerian, from 253-260, then as sole emperor to 268. The date this coin was struck is indicated in the reverse inscription “LIB “, which means the twelfth year of Gallienus’s reign, or 264-265 CE.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Roman
- Coin Portraying Empress Salonina
- Roman Empire
- 264 CE–265 CE
- Diam. 2.2 cm; 10.32 g
- Gift of Robert L. Grover