Roman coin of Emperor Tiberius - Spain - Emerita, City Gate Reverse Ae25
Size: 25mm Weight: 13.6 grams.
Obverse: TI CAESAR AVG PONT MAX IMP, Laureate head of Tiberius left.
Reverse: COL AVGVSTA EMERITA, Camp gateway.
Reference: RPC I, 43.
Note: Emerita was founded in 25 B.C. with the name of Emerita Augusta (the name MÃ©rida is an evolution of this) by order of Emperor Augustus, to protect a pass and a bridge over the Guadiana river. Two veteran legions were the former settlers: V Alaudae and X GÃ©mina. The city became the capital of Lusitania province, and one of the most important cities in the Roman empire.