200 to 202 AD
P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, Bust of Geta, draped, head bare, right
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(?)
18.81mm, 3.38g, 6h
Choice VF, fine portrait, die crack at 1h, toned
ex JAZ Numismatics (2018)
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.