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Live auction - bpv_599547 - GETA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

GETA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien AU
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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : 620 €
Maximum bid : 750 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 15:18:58
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 205-207
Mint name / Town : Laodicée, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,71 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, idéalement centré. Buste juvénile de toute beauté. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste drapé et cuirassé de Geta à droite, vu de trois-quarts arrière, la tête nue (A°2).
Obverse legend : KAISAR..GETAS. (Kaisar Getas).
Obverse translation : (César Geta).

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche, les ailes déployées, la tête et la queue tournées à droite, sans couronne dans le bec ; entre les pattes de l'aigle, sur une ligne de terre, une étoile à huit rais.
Reverse legend : UPATOS. TO A. (Upatos to A).
Reverse translation : (Consul pour la première fois).

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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