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Collection Roman Collection
Catalog Number 2015.7.86
Object Name Coin
Description Roman Imperial coin, (base silver) Billon antoninianus. Struck during the reign of Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus in honor of his wife Mariniana after her death (c. 253 C.E.), 253-260 C.E. The draped and veiled head of Mariniana rests on a crescent and faces right in profile, on obverse with the inscriptions "DIVAE MARINIANAE" surrounding image. On reverse, the standing figure of a peacock, the bird of the goddess Juno, faces right and spreads its plumage with the inscription "CONSECRATIO" surrounding image. Reverse inscription based on Sear reference; reverse is slightly off struck rendering the inscription difficult to decipher.
Date range: 253-260 C.E.

Remarks: The wife of Valerian: it would seem that she died before her husband's accession, as all her coins are commemorative. Valerian's coins were minted in Rome, Lugdunum, Milan, Viminacium, and Antioch.

Reference: David Sear, "Roman Coins and Their Values", (Vol III, 2005), #10069, pg 276.
Title Mariniana
Date 253-260 CE
Material Base silver
Dimensions Dia-0.75 inches
Credit line Gift of Arthur G. and Roswitha Haas
Subjects Roman Empire
Ancient Rome