Geta (Autumn AD 209 - 26th December AD 211)

Publius Septimius Geta was born in Rome on March 7, AD 189, the younger brother by eleven months of Caracalla; and the son of the future Emperor, Septimius Severus, and his wife, Julia Domna, (great-aunt of Elagabalus). Geta's older brother, Caracalla, was made Caesar in AD 195; but Geta had to wait for elevation to Caesar until AD 198 when Caracalla became Augustus. In AD 205 Geta and Caracalla were consuls together although they did not get along. When their father died, Caracalla tried to rule alone with his brother Geta playing the role of emperor in name only. But Geta, or their mother Julia Domna, wouldn't go along with this. Geta and Caracalla tried to divide the empire, but Julia Domna stood opposed. Caracalla tricked Geta into meeting him for a reconciliation. They met in the presence of Julia Domna in late December AD 211 and Geta was assassinated by men hidden in the room. He is said to have died in his mother's arms.

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Geta 'Nobilitas' Denarius 025358

Geta 'Nobilitas' Denarius
Silver, 3.19 grams, 18.49 mm. Rome. 201-204 AD. Obverse: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, bare-headed and draped bust right. Reverse: NOBILITAS, Nobilitas standing right, holding sceptre and palladium. RIC 13a; RSC 90; Sear 7184. Good very fine.
£65.00

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Geta 'Nobilitas' Denarius 025358
Geta 'Mount Argaeus' Drachm 025359

Excessively Rare, Apparently Unpublished Geta 'Mount Argaeus' Drachm
Silver, 2.81 grams, 18.96 mm. Caesarea, Cappadocia. 204 AD. Obverse: L CEP GET KAI, draped bust right. Reverse: MHTRO KAICA around Mount Argaeus. Date ET IB in exergue. Sydenham -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -; SNG Cop -; Mionnet -; Isegrim -. Apparently unpublished with these legends and this date for Geta. Very fine/near extremely fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£175.00

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Geta 'Mount Argaeus' Drachm 025359
Geta 'Victory Eternal' Silver Denarius 024172

Geta 'Victory Eternal' Silver Denarius
Silver, 3.07 grams, 19.50 mm. Rome. 200 AD. Obverse: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, bare-headed, draped bust right. Reverse: VICT AETERN, Victory flying left, crowning shield with wreath. RIC 23; RSC 206; Sear 7205. Extremely fine.
£90.00

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Geta 'Victory Eternal' Silver Denarius 024172


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RIC = Mattingly, Harold    The Roman Imperial Coinage
BMC = Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum
RSC = Seaby, H A    Roman Silver Coinage
RCV = Sear, David R    Roman Coins and Their Values
Cr = Crawford, Michael    The Roman Republican Coinage
SB = Sear, David R    Byzantine Coins and Their Values
S = Coins of England and the United Kingdom
WW = Wildwinds.com (reference & attribution site)



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