Roman silver denarius of Geta, 202 - 209 AD
Roman silver denarius issued by Geta, son of Septimius Severus, circa 202 - 209 AD.
Obverse: Bare and draped bust of Geta looking right with the legend P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES around.
Reverse: Geta, veiled and standing half left sacrificing out of a patera over a lighted tripod and holding a scroll. The legend VOTA PVBLICA around.
Origin: Attributed to the mint of Rome. No mint mark.
Materials and method: Struck in silver from engraved dies.
Dimensions: 18 mm diameter.
Date of creation: This obverse legend was used by Geta from 202 – 209 AD.
Condition: good Very Fine.
References: Roman Silver Coins, Volume III (2nd edition), page 99, no. 227.
Stock no: C006
Other comments: Geta was the second son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna. He inherited the empire jointly with his brother Caracalla upon his father’s death in York in 211 AD. However, after only 12 months as joint emperor, he was murdered by his brother Caracalla and his image and inscriptions were ordered to be erased. His supporters were persecuted. VOTA PVBLICA refers to vows offered for the security, etc of the state.
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