Saloninus (AD 255 - AD 259)

Saloninus was one of the sons of Gallienus and Salonina. After the death of his older brother Valerian II, he was made Caesar late in AD 258 and sent to oversee the western regions, aided by his praetorian prefect, Silvanus, and the governor of Germany, Postumus. In AD 260 Postumus rebelled and besieged him at Cologne. Saloninus was made Augustus in June or autumn of AD 260, but within a few weeks or months of his accession he was captured and executed by Postumus.

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Saloninus 'Spes' Antoninianus 013456

Saloninus 'Spes' Antoninianus
Silver, 2.38 grams; 24.17 mm. Lyons. 258-260 AD. Obverse: SALON VALERIANVS CAES, radiate and draped bust right. Reverse: SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking right, holding flower and raising hem of robe. RIC V-1 13; Cohen 93; Sear 3082A. Good very fine/good fine.

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Saloninus 'Spes' Antoninianus 013456


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