RPC VI, 5378 (temporary)


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume VI
Number 5378 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Alabanda
Region Caria
City Heraclea Salbace
Reign Severus Alexander
Person (obv.) Severus Alexander (Augustus)
Obverse inscription Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟϹ
Obverse design laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΗΡΑΚΛΕΩΤΩΝ
Reverse design Hermes standing facing, head left, holding caduceus and purse
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 19 mm
Axis 6
Specimens 1 (1 in the core collections)
Note Close examination of the coin confirms the ending -ΩΝ rather than -ΑΝ, thus excluding the possibility of the coin belonging to Heraclea in Pontus (note also the absence of a reference to Pontus, normal for the coins of Heraclea in Pontus). Thus it seems reasonable to regard this as a unique coin of Heraclea Salbace for Alexander, minted long after the previous known issue (Macrinus), and representing the last issue of Heracles Salbace.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ NY: 1944.100.47994