RPC X, — (unassigned; ID 75321)

 

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Coin type
Volume X
Number — (unassigned; ID 75321)
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Valerian and Gallienus
Person (obv.) Saloninus (Caesar)
Issue Year 3
Dating AD 255/6
Obverse inscription ΠΟ ΛΙ ΚΟΡ ϹΑ ΟΥΑΛΕΡΙΑΝΟϹ Κ ϹΕΒ
Obverse design bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Saloninus, right, seen from front
Reverse inscription L Γ
Reverse design Homonoia standing left, raising right arm and holding double cornucopia
Metal debased silver
Axis 12
Specimens 2 (1 in the core collections)
Note  Voetter, NZ 1908, p. 81; "nehmen wir ... das Stück mit L Γ des Saloninus, welches Dattari bringt, als hybrid an". These two coins (probably die duplicates?) are very puzzling. The obverse legend is correct for Saloninus, but his coinage begins in year 5. A standing Homonoia is, however, attested for the joint reign of Valerian and Gallienus only in years 1, 4 and 8, the last including some rare coins for Saloninus. But the Γon these coins does not look like a defective Η. If a 'hybrid', then the reverse would have to be from the year 3 coinage of Claudius II or Maximinan.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
    ✸ L: 1950,1006.162 BMC 3340
    DS 5357