Geta, 200-209 AD, AR Denarius, Geta with Trophy, struck 200-202 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Geta,
City/Region:
Rome mint
Denomination:
AR Denarius,
Composition:
Silver
Date:
200 to 202 AD
Obverse:
P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, Bust of Geta, draped, head bare, right
Reverse:
PRI-NC I-VVENTV T IS, Geta, in military dress, with cloak hanging behind him, standing front, head left, holding baton, pointing downwards in right hand and vertical spear, reversed in left; to right, trophy consiting of cuirass(?), spears, shield and dragon-trumpets(?)
Size:
18.81mm, 3.38g, 6h
Grade:
Choice VF, fine portrait, die crack at 1h, toned
Provenance:
ex JAZ Numismatics (2018)
References:
BMCRE IV [Septimius and Caracalla] 237; RIC IV 18; Cohen IV 157

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Stunning portrait of the young Emperor Geta

Geta was Roman emperor from 209 AD, together with his father, Septimius Severus, and his older brother, Caracalla. Caracalla, reputed to be one of the crulest Roman Emperors, conspired to kill his brother. He succeeded and became sole emperor.