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Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
A legatus Augusti pro praetore (literally: "envoy of the emperor - acting praetor") was the official title of the governor of some imperial provinces of the Roman Empire during the Principate era, normally the larger ones or those where legions were based. Provinces were denoted imperial if their governor was selected by the emperor, in contrast to senatorial provinces, whose governors (called proconsuls) were elected by the Roman Senate.
SH84735. Silver denarius
, RIC I
7b, RSC I
405, BMCRE I
Spain 115, BnF I
1048, Hunter I
-, SRCV I
-, Nice gVF, attractive portrait, bold strike, light toning
with luster in recesses, area
of corrosion on reverse
edge 3:00 - 6:00, Emerita
Augusta (Merida, Spain) mint, weight
3.758g, maximum diameter
18.9mm, die axis
, P. Carisius, c. 25 - 23 B.C.; obverse
IMP CAESAR AVGVST
, bare head
P CARISIVS LEG PRO PR
(P. Carisius Legatus [Augusti
] pro Praetore), Celtiberian helmet decorated with face
and crest, short dagger pointing downward on left, bipennis
(double-headed ax) slanting upward on right; this is the only example of this scarce type
ever handled by Forum
, from the Marcelo Leal Collection; scarce
Catalog current as of Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
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