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E-auction 237-160540 - GETA Denier

GETA Denier AU
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 54 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 30 October 2017 14:33:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 211
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,13 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan très large et bien centré avec un très beau droit. Joli portrait. Patine grise
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Obverse legend : P SEPT GETA PIVS - AVG BRIT.
Obverse description : Tête barbue et laurée de Géta à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Publius Septimius Geta Pius Augustus Britannicus”, (Publius Septimius Géta pieux auguste britannique).


Reverse legend : LIBERALI-TAS AVG V.
Reverse description : Liberalitas (la Libéralité) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant de la main droite une tessère et de la gauche une corne d'abondance ; un globe à ses pieds à droite.
Reverse translation : “Liberalitas Augusti quintum”, (Cinquième libéralité de l’auguste).


Rubans de type 2.

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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