Emerita or Augusta Emerita was founded in 25 BC by Augustus, to resettle emeriti soldiers discharged from the Roman army from two veteran legions of the Cantabrian Wars: Legio V Alaudae and Legio X Gemina.
The city was the capital of the Roman province of Lusitania.
Today the Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida is one of the largest and most extensive archaeological sites in Spain and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.
Modern location: Mérida, Spain
AVGVST, Bare head of Augustus facing left
P CARISI LEG, Victory standing facing right, crowning trophy of captured arms, dagger and curved sword at base
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 1b
CAESAR AVG TRIB POTEST Barehead right
P CARISIVS - LEG - AVGVSTI in three lines
Ref: RIC I 15a ; BMCRE 298
CAESAR AVGVST TRIB (or TRIBVN or TRIBVNI) POTEST, Bare head of Augustus facing right
P. CARISIVS LEG AVGVSTI, Inscription in three lines
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 23,...
CAESAR AVGVS TRIBVNIC POTES / Head bare right
P CARISIVS LEG AVGVSTI in three lines across
Ref: RIC 19 var, BM-301 (obv. leg incomp...
bare head right; AVGVST
Victory standing right, placing wreath on a trophy consisting of helmet and cuirass; dagger and sword hilt at base of trophy; P CARIS_I__LEG
Ref: RIC 1a; sear5 1642; RSC 386