Pamphylia, Sillyon, Saloninus
Description: Pamphylia, Sillyon, Saloninus (255 - 259 AD). AV K ΠO ΛIK CAΛΩN O VAΛEPIANOC; laureate and draped bust right, I before / CIΛΛVEΩN; Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
Diameter: AE33 mm
Weight: 26,14 g
Attribution: not in known references, cf. Mionnet Supp. 7, 270 (obverse), cf. BMC 22 (Salonina, reverse)
Commentary: very rare; heavy; brown and bronze surfaces with some minor encrustation, good for type
History: Saloninus was murdered by Roman troops on the Rhine frontier in Colonia Agrippina, his brother Valerian two years earlier in Illyria - both young boys being victim to the failed polica of dynasty representation in the troubled provinces.
Article Number: 016-02-03-41652