Emerita — A settlement in Lusitania
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
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An AR Quinarius struck 25-23 BC in Emerita
Obverse: AVGVST, Bare head of Augustus facing left

Reverse: P CARISI LEG, Victory standing facing right, crowning trophy of captured arms, dagger and curved sword at base

Diameter: 14 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 1.79 g
Publius Carisius as legatus
RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 1b
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An AE As struck 25-23 B.C. in Emerita
Obverse: CAESAR AVG TRIB POTEST Barehead right

Reverse: P CARISIVS - LEG - AVGVSTI in three lines

Diameter: 27 mm
Die Orientation: 9 H
Weight: 10.48 g
Ex. Harry Stewart Collection
RIC I 15a ; BMCRE 298
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An AE As struck 25-23 BC in Emerita
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVST TRIB (or TRIBVN or TRIBVNI) POTEST, Bare head of Augustus facing right

Reverse: P. CARISIVS LEG AVGVSTI, Inscription in three lines

Diameter: 26 mm
Die Orientation: 2 H
Weight: 11.37 g
Publius Carisius as legatus

Because the inscription after AVGVST is off of the flan it could be either TRIB POTEST, TRIBVN POTEST, or TRIBVNI POTEST, making it either RIC 23, 24, or 25 respectively.
RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 23, 24, or 25
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An AE unit struck 25 - 23 BC in Emerita
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVS TRIBVNIC POTES / Head bare right

Reverse: P CARISIVS LEG AVGVSTI in three lines across

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 10.34 g
Under governor P. Carisius
RIC 19 var, BM-301 (obv. leg incomplete), Paris-1080 var
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An AR Quinarius struck c. 25-23 BC in Emerita
Obverse: bare head right; AVGVST

Reverse: 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

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.56 g
P. Carisius, legatus pro praetore
RIC 1a; sear5 1642; RSC 386