thenickelguy Posted July 14, 2022 · Member Share Posted July 14, 2022 (edited) Augustus, 27BC-14AD, Bronze I am told this was struck 25-23BC at Emerita Spain, and is about 26 mm. I have found a very similar coin, a fiat currency, used to pay troops in the Cantabrian Wars (29–19 BC) Obv: CAESAR AVGV TRIB POTEST - Bare head of Augustus facing right. This legend is not readable. Rev: P CARISIVS LEG AVGVSTI - Legend in three lines Not sure if this is RIC 19 or RIC 20 I spent a couple hours reading about Octavia or Caesar Augustus. There is far too much history about this first Roman Emperor to summarize here. I haven't scratched the surface in my studies. I also spent some time reading about Julius Caesar and his assassination, Marcus Antonius (Mark Antony) and Cleopatra VII (Cleopatra we all know). The coin is quite worn but identifiable by the profile of Augustus on the obverse and what is read on the reverse. I believe the reverse translates to Publius Carisius Legatus Augusti or Publius Carisius, legate of the emperor (Augustus). When I saw it I wondered who the bust reminded me of. Then it struck me. Thank you, thank you very much! Edited July 19, 2022 by thenickelguy 17 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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