RPC III, 2273


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume III
Number 2273
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Heraclea Salbace
Reign Hadrian
Person (obv.) Hadrian (Augustus) ; Sabina (Augusta)
Obverse inscription ΚΑΙϹΑΡ [ϹΕΒΑϹΤΗ]
Nominative Caesar / Augusta
Obverse design to left, laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, seen from rear, facing draped bust of Sabina to right, wearing necklace, her hair bunched high in front and held in position by a double metal stephane
Reverse inscription ΗΡΑΚΛΕΩΤΩΝ
Reverse design Amazon with patera and double axe between Artemis and Demeter
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 26 mm
Reference Wa 2420
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note The identification of the triad on the reverse is due to J. and L. Robert, La Carie II, pp. 228-30. This was challenged by R. Fleischer, ‘Ein Heiligtum für Apollo, Artemis und Leto bei Herakleia Salbake in Carien’, Archäologischer Anzeiger 2000, 3, pp. 405-53, who reinterpreted it as Apollo Kareios, Artemis and Leto

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ P: 718 Wa 2420