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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ |Roman Coins| ▸ |The Severan Period| ▸ |Geta||View Options:  |  |  | 

Geta, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D.

Publius Septimius Geta was the younger son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna. No love was lost between him and his older brother Caracalla, and although at their father's deathbed they pledged to remain united, within months each had their own rival factions and vied with each for supremacy. Pretending reconciliation, Caracalla scheduled a meeting at their mother's house where instead Geta was ambushed and murdered. Geta died in his mother's arms.

Geta, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D., Ancyra, Phrygia

|Other| |Phrygia|, |Geta,| |209| |-| |c.| |26| |December| |211| |A.D.,| |Ancyra,| |Phrygia|, |AE| |27|
Ancyra means anchor in Greek. There were two cities named Ancyra in Anatolia, the one in Abbaitis, Phrygia that issued this coin, and another larger city in Galatia, now the capitol of Turkey. Ankyra in Abbaitis may have struck autonomous coins as Abbaetae Mysi in the 2nd century B.C. Under Rome, Ankyra in Abbaitis struck civic coinage from the rule of Nero to the rule of Philip the Arab.
RP92645. Bronze AE 27, cf. Waddington 5653, SNGvA 3442 var. (legend), SNG Cop -, SNG Hunt -, SNG Tub -, SNG Mun -, Lindgren -, VF, well centered, attractive style, edge crack, porous, weight 9.831 g, maximum diameter 26.8 mm, die axis 180o, Ancyra (Ankara, Turkey) mint, as caesar, 198 - 209 A.D.; obverse Λ CEΠT ΓETAC KAI, bare-headed and draped bust right, seen from behind; reverse EΠ AΠOΛΛOΦ NOVCΛOV AP A (magistrate Apollophanes Nousloua), Cybele seated left, wearing turreted crown, phiale in extended right hand, left forearm resting on tympaeum, lion left at her feet on far side of throne, AΓKVP,A,NΩN starting in exergue, second A in right field, ending in two retrograde lines in the upper left field; from the Errett Bishop Collection; only one sale of this type recorded on Coin Archives in the last two decades; extremely rare; $220.00 SALE |PRICE| $198.00 ON RESERVE


|Geta|, |Geta,| |209| |-| |c.| |26| |December| |211| |A.D.|, |denarius|
Only 1 specimen in the Reka Devnia hoard from a total of 2169 denarii of Geta! This refers to the return of Caracalla and Geta from the campaign in Britain.
SH01418. Silver denarius, RIC IV 84, RSC III 3, BMCRE V 63, UNC, weight 3.46 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 210 - 212 A.D.; obverse P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right; reverse ADVENTVS AVGVSTI (arrival of the Emperor), Geta on horseback left, raising arm and holding scepter; rare; SOLD


|Geta|, |Geta,| |209| |-| |c.| |26| |December| |211| |A.D.|, |denarius|
This type refers to military campaign successes in northern Britain. Geta and Caracalla accompanied their father to Britain and when Geta was promoted to Augustus, it was the first time ever three emperors had ruled. Geta primarily remained in Eburacum (York) and London serving in an administrative role.
RS76963. Silver denarius, RIC IV 91 (S); BMCRE V p. 369, 67; RSC III 220; SRCV II 7255; Hunter III -, Choice EF, superb portrait, well centered, slight die wear, weight 3.135 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, Rome mint, 210 A.D.; obverse P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate and bearded head right; reverse VICTORIAE BRIT (victories over the British), Victory advancing right, raising wreath in right hand, palm frond in left hand over left shoulder; SOLD







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