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Two Very Rare Issue of Saloninus as Augustus

442, Lot: 315. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Saloninus. July-August AD 261. Antoninianus (21mm, 4.00 g, 6h). Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne) mint. IMP SALON VALERIANVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right / FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceua and cornucopiae. MIR 36, 916f; RIC V –; Cunetio –; Stevenage –. . Very rare.

Ex Jacquier 41 (16 September 2016), lot 207 (hammer €2800); South Petherton, Somerset, Hoard (2013) [CHRB XIV (forthcoming)].

MIR records 11 examples of this very rare type, but almost all of these are in institutional collections.