thenickelguy Posted June 13, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 13, 2022 Salonina, wife of Gallienus - Pudicitia seated 253-268 AD Obverse: SALONINA AVG, Draped bust right on crescent PVDICITIA, holding scepter and drawing back drapery from face. Mintmark VI She married Gallienus about ten years before his accession to the throne. When her husband became joint-emperor with his father Valerian in 253, Cornelia Salonina was named Augusta. Cornelia was the mother of three princes, Valerian II, Saloninus and Marinianus. Her fate after Gallienus was murdered during the siege of Mediolanum in 268 is unknown. One theory is that her life was spared and another is that she was executed together with other members of her family, at the orders of the Senate of Rome. I have learned that Pudicitia was the goddess of sexual virtue and modesty. This coin appears almost coal black and glossy in hand, much darker and better looking than these images. A small tight crack but solid. I wouldn't use it for turning a screw though. 9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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