Roman silver denarius issued by Geta, son of Septimius Severus, circa 199 - 202
Roman silver denarius issued by Geta, son of Septimius Severus, circa 199 - 202 AD.
Obverse: Draped bust of Geta looking right with the legend P SEPT GETA CAES PONT around.
Reverse: PRINC IVVENTVTIS Geta standing left holding baton and sceptre, trophy to right.
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 minting: This obverse legend was used by Geta from 199 – 202 AD.
Condition: good Very Fine.
References: Roman Silver Coins, Volume III (2nd edition), page 97, no. 157b.
Stock no: C074
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.
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