RPC I, 2857


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 2857
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Heraclea Salbace
Reign Uncertain
Magistrate Apollonios II
Issue Tiberius?
Obverse design head of Dionysus, with (?) ivy wreath, right
Reverse inscription ΗΡΑΚΛΕΩΤΩΝ
Reverse design Zeus seated, right, with sceptre and Nike
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 16 mm
Axis 12
Reference Cop 391, cf. Robert 219
Specimens 9 (6 in the core collections)
Note Waddington and Cop regarded the head as that of Dionysus; Imhoof-Blumer just called it a youthful head, followed by Robert, who also observed, 'la tête ressemble en tout cas à celle d'Auguste.' The ivy wreath, however, seems fairly clear; for the types, see introduction.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 693 Wa 2404
2 2     B: I-B GM 437
3 3     B: I-B
4 4     B: B-I
5 5     V: GR 32347
6 6     Cop SNG 391
7 7     Gotha cast in Winterthur
8 8     CGT coll.
9 9     CGT coll.