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02 03 Augustus RIC I 4(a)
Augustus. 27B.C. -14A.D. AR Denarius. Emerita Mint, c. 25-23 A.D. (3.21g, 19.4mm, 0h). Obv: IMP CAESAR AVGVST, bare head right. Rev: P CARISIVS LEG PRO PR, trophy of helmet cuirass, shield, and javelins, on heap of shields and lances. RIC 4(a), RSC 403(a).

Augustus established the colony of Emerita Augusta in Lusitania to settle emeriti- retiring soldiers- as he downsized the Roman army. P. Carisius, legatus pro praetore, effected the foundation on Augustuss behalf. Emerita served as a strongpoint for the Empire in the west of Spain.
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rexesq  [Jul 29, 2011 at 10:55 PM]
Very cool! Nice obverse and portrait.
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