GETA, as Caesar

AD 198-209
AR Denarius. 3.2g, 19.6mm
MINTED: Rome mint, AD 200-202
OBVERSE: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REVERSE: VICT AETERN, Victory, winged, draped, flying left, holding ribbon in both hands over a shield set on low base.


Almost Very Fine/Fine. A few old scratches under medium toning, with some darker deposits highlighting devices.


Historical Notes:
Upon the death of Septimius Severus, Geta and his older brother, Caracalla, were proclaimed co-rulers of the Roman empire. Where Caracalla was forceful, brutal and domineering, Geta was thoughtful, urbane and charming. Rome had had co-emperors before in the past, but never two that hated each other as passionately as did the Caracalla and Geta. In the months that followed their coronation, the rivalry between the two young emperors grew so great that at times it seemed like they might decide to simply divide the empire into halves.


Finally, Caracalla asked their mother, the empress Julia Domna, to arrange a meeting where the brothers might discuss a reconciliation. Caracalla then arranged for centurions loyal to him to ambush the meeting and murder Geta, who died in his mother's arms.

GETA, as Caesar . AD 198-209 . AR Denarius . "Eternal Victory"

SKU: 2978

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