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E-auction 240-163303 - GETA Denier

GETA Denier XF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 41 €
End of the sale : 20 November 2017 14:32:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 210
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,47 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Géta à l’usure régulière. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine de collection
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Obverse legend : IMP CAES P SEPT - GETA PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Géta à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Publius Septimius Geta Pius Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Publius Septime Géta pieux auguste).


Reverse legend : PONTIF TR P II - COS II.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une corne d’abondance de la main droite et un caducée long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Tribunicia Potestate iterum Consul iterum”, (Pontife, détenteur de la puissance tribunitienne pour la deuxième fois, consul pour la deuxième fois).


Rubans de type 2. Buste de Géta légèrement barbu.

Historical background


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

August (fin 209-26/02/212)

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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