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Bird’s Eye View


Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (18mm, 4.03 g, 9h). Emerita mint; P. Carisius, legatus pro praetore. Struck circa 25-23 BC. Bare head left / Bird’s-eye view of town, with gateway, in which are two doors and on which are three battlements in front and walls around and behind; EMERITA inscribed above doors. RIC I 9b; RSC 398. Lightly toned, light scratch on obverse. EF. Rare and interesting architectural type.