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brm_376113 - GETA Denier

GETA Denier AU
170.00 €(Approx. 193.80$ | 149.60£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 201
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,29 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire avec un magnifique portrait de Géta. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : P SEPT GETA - CAES PONT.
Obverse description : Buste drapé, tête nue de Géta à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A°2).
Obverse translation : “Publius Septimus Geta Cæsar Pontifex”, (Publius Septime Géta césar pontife).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PRINC IVVENT.
Reverse description : Géta debout à gauche, en habit militaire, tenant un rameau de la main droite et une haste renversée de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Principi Iuventutis”, (Au Prince de la jeunesse).

Commentary


Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


Geta

(06/198-26/02/212) Lucius puis Publius Septimius Geta

Caesar (06/198-fin209)

Geta, born May 26, 189, became Caesar in 198 and the following year received the title of Pontifex. He accompanied his father and brother in Britain from 208 and amounted to Augustat the following year. When Septimius Severus died at York on 4 February 211, the brothers bring the ashes of their father to Rome and became co-emperors. But they hate. Finally, after a year of joint rule, Caracalla killed his brother in their mother's arms. Geta is dedicated to "Memoriae damnatio" (damnation of memory). His supporters are systematically massacred.

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