#18) Silver (Billon) Antoninianus of Saloninus, as Caesar, (A.D. 260)
Lugdunum (or Cologne?) mint, A.D. 258 - 260.
RIC 9.
Obv: SALON VALERIANVS CAES.
Rev: PIETAS AVG - Sacrificial implements.
24 x 20 mm, 3.6 g.
$75

Saloninus

Saloninus was the son of Gallienus and the grandson of Valerian. He was appointed Caesar at around the age of 16, probably at Valerian's instigation, in A.D. 258, in the hopes of preserving the family dynasty after the death of his older brother, Valerian II earlier that year. Alas, the fates were no kinder to Saloninus than to most of the other members of his family, and he was murdered 2 years later by Postumus' army.

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