Coins from Lusitania
Hispania Lusitana was an ancient Iberian Roman province including approximately all of modern Portugal south of the Douro river and part of modern Spain. It was named after the Lusitani or Lusitanian people.

Its capital was Emerita Augusta (currently Mérida, Spain), and it was initially part of the Roman Republic province of Hispania Ulterior, before becoming a province of its own in the Roman Empire. Romans first came to the territory around the mid-2nd century BC.


(1) Augustus 25-23 BC
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
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 1b
(2) Augustus 25-23 BC
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVST TRIB (or TRIBVN or TRIBVNI) POTEST, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: P. CARISIVS LEG AVGVSTI, Inscription in three lines
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 23,...
(3) Augustus 25 - 23 BC
AE unit Emerita
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVS TRIBVNIC POTES / Head bare right
Reverse: P CARISIVS LEG AVGVSTI in three lines across
Ref: RIC 19 var, BM-301 (obv. leg incomp...
(4) Augustus | P. Carisius c. 25-23 BC
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
Ref: RIC 1a; sear5 1642; RSC 386