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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BMC 5Heraclaea Salbace, Caria, AE22, 5.39 gr. Ca. 3rd century AD. IEΡA BOYΛH, Laureate, veiled and draped bust of Boule right / HΡAKΛEΩTΩN, 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
Imhoof KM 9Herakleia Salbace, Caria. AE30, semi-autonomous issue, AD 161-169. IEΡA CYNKΛHTOC, bare-headed, draped bust of the Senate left. / HΡAKΛEΩTΩN, Marcus Aurelius, togate, standing right, holding a scroll, clasping the hand of Lucius Verus, togate, standing left, holding a scroll. Imhoof KM 9.TextImage
Lindgren 429AE30 of Heraklea Salbace, Caria. 10.36 gr. Imperial Times. ΔHMOC, Laureate draped bust of Demos left / HΡAKΛEΩTΩN, 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. ΔHMOC, unbearded, laureate, draped bust of Demos left / HΡAKΛ-EΩTΩN, 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 Possibly unpublished.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
RPC 2856Tiberius AE20 of Heraclaea Salbace, Caria. AD 14-37. ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Bare head right / AΠOΛΛΩNIOΣ AΠOΛΛΩNIOY HΡAKΛEΩTΩN, Herakles walking left, extending arm and holding club. RPC 2856.TextImage
RPC 1239Domitia. AE21 of Heraclea Salbace, Caria, 82-96 AD. CEBACTH, draped bust right / HΡAKΛHΩTΩN, Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. RPC 1239; Imhoof Kleinasiatische Münzen, P. 133, 6. TextImage
BMC 24Trajan, AE21 of Herakleia Salbake, Caria. AD 98-117. 3.43 g. TΡAIANOC KAICAΡ, laureate head right. / HΡAKΛEΩTAN, Herakles walking left, holding lionskin and club, right hand extended. BMC 24; RPC III 2269; Paris 713-716; Waddington 2419; SNG Cop 403.TextImage
Imhoof KM9Marcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus. AE30 of Heraclaea Salbace, Caria. 161-169 AD. 15.50 g. IEΡAC KVNKΛINOC, Draped bust of youthful Senate left / HΡAKΛEΩTΩN, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, both togate, standing facing one another, clasping right hands. Imhoof-Blumer, KM 9; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Cop -.TextImage
Schulten 1987, 558Marcus Aurelius, AE38 of Herakleia (Salbace), Caria. AD 161-169. 25.34 g. AY KAI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / HΡAKΛEΩTΩN, Herakles standing slightly left, looking left, holding club in left arm, right hand outstretched. Schulten 1987, lot 558; RPC online 8172; Kairos auction 2018.TextImage
BMC 29Julia Domna, AE27 of Heraclea Salbace, Caria. 193-217 AD. IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CEBACT, Draped bust right / HΡAKΛEΩTΩN, Tetrastyle temple containing cult statue of Aphrodite facing; garlanded altar in exergue. BMC Caria pg. 121, 29; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; .TextImage