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Ancient Coinage of Caria, Heraclea Salbace (Herakleia Salbace)



Herakleia Salbace was located on the Phrygia-Carian border on Mt. Babadag's southern foothills which overlook the Tavas Plain. Its neighbours were Aphrodisias to the west and Apollonia and Tabae to the south.

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CITY AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
BMC 5Heraclaea Salbace, Caria, AE22, 5.39 gr. Ca. 3rd century AD. IERA BOVLH, Laureate, veiled and draped bust of Boule right / HRAKLEWTWN, Aesclepius seated left, holding patera over (or pointing to) a serpent coiled around an omphalos and holding a crooked staff by his side. BMC p. 116, 5-6.TextImage
Lindgren 429AE30 of Heraklea Salbace, Caria. 10.36 gr. Imperial Times. DHMOC, Laureate draped bust of Demos left / HRAKLEWTWN, Serapis seated left holding long sceptre, Cerberus at feet. Lindgren III 429.TextImage
Rohde 11836Herakleia Salbace, Caria, AE29 (28.8 mm), 13 gr. Imperial Times. DHMOC, unbearded, laureate, draped bust of Demos left / HRAKL, EWTEN (in ex), Demeter holding corn-ears and cornucopiae, Sozon, holding bipennis (double axe) and Artemis standing facing. cf. SNG von Aulock 2552 (for Julia Domna). Not in usual catalogs. Possibly unpublished. Rohde 11836.TextImage
TIBERIUS
RPC 2856Tiberius AE20 of Heraclaea Salbace, Caria. AD 14-37. SEBASTOS, Bare head right / APOLLWNIOS APOLLWNIOU HRAKLEWTWN, Herakles walking left, extending arm and holding club. RPC 2856.TextImage
DOMITIA
RPC 1239Domitia. AE21 of Heraclea Salbace, Caria, 82-96 AD. CEBACTH, draped bust right / HRAKLH-WTWN, Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. RPC 1239; Imhoof Kleinasiatische Münzen, P. 133, 6. TextImage
MARCUS AURELIUS
Imhoof KM9Marcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus. AE30 of Heraclaea Salbace, Caria. 161-169 AD. 15.50 g. IERAC KVNKLINOC, Draped bust of youthful Senate left / HRAKLEWTWN, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, both togate, standing facing one another, clasping right hands. Imhoof-Blumer, KM 9; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Cop -.TextImage
JULIA DOMNA
BMC 29Julia Domna, AE27 of Heraclea Salbace, Caria. 193-217 AD. IOVLIA DOMNA CEBACT, Draped bust right / HERAKLEWTWN, Tetrastyle temple containing cult statue of Aphrodite facing; garlanded altar in exergue. BMC Caria pg. 121, 29; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; .TextImage

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