SALONINA, wife of Gallienus
Potin Tetradrachm. 9.85g, 22.5mm
MINTED: EGYPT, Alexandria, RY 15 (AD 267/8)
REF: Emmett 3851
OBVERSE: KOPNHΛIA CAΛωNЄINA CЄB, diademed and draped bust right.
REVERSE: Eagle standing left, palm branch on wing, holding wreath in beak; L IE (date) in fields.
Very Fine. Toned brown surfaces; some fine scratches across high points from brushed cleaning. Well-centered with strong, full details on flan.
Egypt supplied as much as half of Rome’s annual grain supply, and was as such a hugely important province. Its economic and cultural heart was Alexandria, the second largest city in the Empire with a population of more than half a million during the time of Augustus. The coins of Roman Egypt were heavily used in daily commerce, and most often found in extremely worn condition. They are nevertheless highly collectible and interesting, sometimes featuring unique Egyptian-themed reverses and deities.
SALONINA . EGYPT, Alexandria . Potin Tetradrachm . Eagle
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