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ID:     80000739
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Cornelia Supera
Date Ruled:     Augusta, AD 253
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Antoninianus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD under Aemilian
Weight:     3.08 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     C CORNEL SVPERA AVG
Obverse Description:     Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent
Reverse Legend:     VESTA
Reverse Description:     Vesta standing left, extending right hand, holding transverse scepter in left
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     RIC 30 (Aemilian)
Reference2:     RSC 5
Reference3:     Hunter 1
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, light porosity.
Notes:     Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 739 From the Gordon S. Parry Collection. Ex Sternberg XXVI (16 November 1992), lot 411.Gaia Cornelia Supera was the wife of the usurper Aemilian. Like the wife of Gallienus, Julia Cornelia Salonina, Supera was descended from the illustrious gens Cornelia. Nothing else is known about her, apart from what can be gleaned from the coins struck in her name.