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bpv_608293 - GETA Assarion

GETA Assarion XF
100.00 €(Approx. 107.00$ | 84.00£)
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Type : Assarion
Date: c. 199
Mint name / Town : Nicopolis ad Istrum, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,51 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier. Beau portrait de Géta. Joli revers. Patine verte
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Obverse description : Buste drapé, tête nue de Géta à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A°01).
Obverse legend : L AUR KAI. - GETAS, (Lukios Aurhlios Kaisaros Getas).
Obverse translation : (Lucius Aurèle césar Géta).


Reverse description : Serpent enroulé autour d’un trépied.
Reverse legend : NIKOPOLITWN PROS I, (Nikopolitwn Pros Istros).
Reverse translation : (de Nicopolis près de l’Istrus).


Poids lourd pour un assarion.

Historical background




Born on May 26, 189, Geta became Caesar in 198 and received the title of pontifex the following year. He accompanies his father and his brother to Brittany from 208 and is raised to Augustat the following year. When Septimius Severus died in York on February 4, 211, the two brothers brought their father's ashes back to Rome and became co-emperors. But they hate each other. Finally, after a year of joint rule, Caracalla kills his brother in their mother's arms. Geta is dedicated to "damnatio memoriæ" (damnation of memory). His supporters are systematically massacred.

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