Roman Silver Denarius – Emperor Geta AD 209-212

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Product Code:RNC142

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Description

Heading: Roman silver denarius – Emperor Geta

Denomination: Silver denarius

Period: Roman imperial

Date: AD 209-212

Origin: Rome mint

Condition: VF good portrait. dark tone

Obverse: Geta bare-headed and draped. right. P SEPT GETA CAES PONT

Reverse: Geta in military attire. standing left. holding branch in right hand and spear in left hand; behind. trophy. PRIC IVVENTVTIS

Size and Weight: 19mm. 3.3g

References: RIC IV Geta 18

Features and Provenance: Geta was raised to the position of Caesar at about the time his brother. Caracalla. became Augustus; obviously being groomed for the throne. In 208. they left for Britain with their father. Emperor Septimius Severus. to campaign against Caledonia (Scotland). Fearing conspiracy. Severus made Geta governor of Britain and Augustus too. The two brothers. never the best of friends. were now serious rivals and to make matters worse. their father then died in York. On their return to Rome as joint emperors. they halved the palace and would not sit together for fear of poisoning. Caracalla eventually had Geta assassinated and took the throne for himself. Geta  died in his mother’s arms.

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear. all parts of legend etc present. visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief. all parts of legend etc present. but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible

 

Additional information

Weight50 g

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