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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.

Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D., Caracalla and Geta reverse

|Julia| |Domna|, |Julia| |Domna,| |Augusta| |194| |-| |8| |April| |217| |A.D.,| |Caracalla| |and| |Geta| |reverse||denarius|
Part of the interesting dynastic Severan series, which comprises coins that display portraits of two, three, or all four members of Septimius Severus' family. The Julia Domna obverse/ Caracalla and Geta reverse comes in three varieties. The most common is the one with both brothers wearing paludamentum and often cuirass. In the past years we note 13 different specimens. On our coin the reverse has plain heads, and we can't trace any specimen auctioned in the recent years. RIC lists both types as R3, obviously in error. Neither was present in the Reka Devnia hoard.
SH25338. Silver denarius, RIC IV S541, RSC III 3, SRCV II 6534 var., Choice gVF, near full circle centering, light toning, weight 3.290 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, c. 201 A.D.; obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse AETERNIT IMPERI, confronted heads of Caracalla (on left) laureate right and Geta Caesar bare head left; very rare; SOLD


Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Severan Dynastic Denarius

|Septimius| |Severus|, |Septimius| |Severus,| |9| |April| |193| |-| |4| |February| |211| |A.D.,| |Severan| |Dynastic| |Denarius||denarius|
One of Rome's great story coins. Shortly before his death, Severus advised his sons, "Agree with each other, give money to the soldiers and scorn all other men." But the brothers hated each other and their rivalry intensified upon his death. The two emperors lived in separate palaces and each had their own guard. In December 211, Caracalla convinced their mother, Julia Domna, to call Geta for a reconciliation meeting in her residence. It was a trick. In his mother's house Caracalla's soldiers attacked. Geta died in their mother's arms.
SH33739. Silver denarius, RIC IV 251 var. (Caracalla draped and cuirassed), RSC III 6 var. (same), Vagi 1709, Choice VF, weight 3.464 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 202 - 210 A.D.; obverse SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse AETERNIT IMPERI, bust of Caracalla laureate and draped facing bust of Geta bare-headed and draped; rare; SOLD


Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D., Caracalla and Geta Reverse

|Julia| |Domna|, |Julia| |Domna,| |Augusta| |194| |-| |8| |April| |217| |A.D.,| |Caracalla| |and| |Geta| |Reverse||denarius|
When Severus died in 211, Julia became the mediator between their two quarreling sons, Caracalla and Geta, who were to rule as joint emperors. Caracalla convinced his mother to call Geta for a reconciliation meeting in her residence. It was a trick. In his mother's house, Caracalla's soldiers attacked and Geta died in their mother's arms. afterward, Julia's relationship with Caracalla was understandably difficult. Nevertheless, she accompanied him on his Parthian campaign in 217. During this trip, Caracalla was assassinated, after which Julia committed suicide. Her body was brought to Rome and she was later deified.
SL89751. Silver denarius, RIC IV S541 (R3); RSC III p. 61, JCG3; BMCRE V p. 158, S6; SRCV II 6534 var. (boys draped); Hunter III -, NGC Ch VF, strike 4/5, surface 2/5 (2490384-010), weight 3.071 g, maximum diameter 17.9 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, c. 201 A.D.; obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse AETERNIT IMPERI, confronted heads of Caracalla, on left, laureate right, and Geta, on right, bare head left; ex Lanz auction 163 (7 Dec 2016), lot 364 (unsold with an estimate of €1500); NGC| Lookup; very rare; SOLD


|Geta|, |Geta,| |209| |-| |c.| |26| |December| |211| |A.D.||denarius|
In Roman religion, every man has a genius, a presiding spirit. In De Die Natali, Censorinus says, from the moment we are born, we live under the guard and tutelage of Genius. Cities, organizations, and peoples also had a genius. On coins, we find inscriptions to the Genius of the Roman people, of the Senate, of the Emperor, etc.
RS79615. Silver denarius, RIC IV 59(a); RSC III 114; BMCRE V p. 274, 579; Hunter III 24; SRCV II 7187, Choice EF, superb portrait, mint luster, near perfect centering, small edge cracks, weight 3.737 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 208 A.D.; obverse P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, bearded, draped bust right, from behind; reverse PONTIF COS II (priest, consul for the 2nd time), Genius standing left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over flaming altar, ears of grain downward in left hand; SOLD


|Geta|, |Geta,| |209| |-| |c.| |26| |December| |211| |A.D.||as|
Fortuna Redux, one of the many aspects of Fortuna, was in charge of bringing people home safely, primarily from wars - redux means "coming back" or "returning." She may be one of the later aspects of Fortuna, as the earliest mention of her is on an altar dedicated by the Senate in 19 B.C. for the safe return of Emperor Augustus.
SH12554. Copper as, RIC IV 175a, SRCV II 7279, VF, weight 12.008 g, maximum diameter 26.0 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 210 A.D.; obverse P SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right; reverse FORT RED TR P III COS II S C, Fortuna seated left holding rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, wheel under throne; nice green patina, small old scratch above ear; scarce; SOLD


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

|Phoenicia|, |Geta,| |209| |-| |c.| |26| |December| |211| |A.D.,| |Tyre,| |Phoenicia||tetradrachm|
RY10732. Silver tetradrachm, Prieur 1537, Choice gVF, nicely centered, nice metal, weight 14.26 g, maximum diameter 27.3 mm, die axis 0o, Tyre mint, 209 - 212 A.D.; obverse AYT KAI ΓETAC CEB, laureate head right; reverse ∆HMAPX EΞ VΠATOC TO B (holder of Tribunitian power, consul for the 2nd time), eagle standing facing on club, head left, holding wreath in beak, murex shell between legs; SOLD


|Geta|, |Geta,| |209| |-| |c.| |26| |December| |211| |A.D.||denarius|
Minerva, equated with the Greek Athena, was the Roman virgin warrior goddess of poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, magic, and the inventor of music. She was worshiped on the Capitoline Hill as one of the Capitoline Triad along with Jupiter and Juno.
SH28445. Silver denarius, RIC IV 105(a); RSC III 83; BMCRE V p. 302, 751; Hunter III p. 77, 55; SRCV II 7181, Choice EF, weight 3.114 g, maximum diameter 20.1 mm, die axis 0o, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia, Syria) mint, c. 202 - 203 A.D.; obverse P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, bare headed, draped bust right, seen from behind; reverse MINERV SANCT (sacred Minerva), Minerva standing half left, resting right hand on shield, inverted spear in left hand; scarce; SOLD


Caracalla [and Geta], 198 - 212 A.D., Stratonicea, Caria, Damnatio Memoriae

|Geta|, |Caracalla| |[and| |Geta],| |198| |-| |212| |A.D.,| |Stratonicea,| |Caria,| |Damnatio| |Memoriae||AE| |36|
After Geta's murder, Caracalla damned his memory, Damnatio Memoriae, requiring the destruction of every reference to his younger brother. Both Geta's portrait and legend were intentionally erased from this coin. The countermark shows an older Caracalla.
SH60677. Bronze AE 36, SNGvA 2687, SNG Cop -; countermark: Howgego 84, aF, flan crack, weight 19.254 g, maximum diameter 36.4 mm, die axis 0o, Stratonicea mint, 198 - 212 A.D.; obverse [MAP ANTΩNINON CE...], confronted laureate and draped busts of Caracalla and Geta [the bust of Geta erased]; countermark: laureate bearded bust of Caracalla right in round punch; reverse [EΠI EΠITYNXANONTOΣ TOY ΦIΛΩNOΣ ΣTPATONIKEN], Hekate standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, torch in left hand, altar at feet left; rare; SOLD


|Geta|, |Geta,| |209| |-| |c.| |26| |December| |211| |A.D.||denarius|
Between 209 and their father's death in February 211, both brothers were shown as equally mature young men with a short full beard. Both sons were presented as equally suitable heirs to the throne, showing thus more "depth" to the dynasty. Between the death of Septimius Severus and the assassination of Geta, Caracalla's portraits did not change, while Geta was depicted with a long beard with hanging hairs much like his father, a strong indication of Geta's efforts to be seen as the "true" successor of his father.
SH07670. Silver denarius, RIC IV 79, RSC III 197, BMCRE V 12, Choice EF, superb portrait, traces of mint luster, radiating flow lines, tiny edge cracks, weight 3.23 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 211 A.D.; obverse P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right; reverse TR P III COS II P P, Janus standing facing, weight in right leg, inverted spear in right hand, thunderbolt in left hand; from the Scott Collection; scarce; SOLD


|Geta|, |Geta,| |209| |-| |c.| |26| |December| |211| |A.D.||denarius|
Perhaps the finest Geta portrait Forum has handled. No specimens in the Reka Devnia hoard!
SH08038. Silver denarius, RIC IV 64b (R); RSC III 123; Hunter III 28; BMCRE V p. 275, * note; SRCV II 7190, Choice aEF, lightly toned, superb portrait, weight 3.59 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 209 A.D.; obverse P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, bare head right; reverse PONTIF COS II (priest, consul for the 2nd time), Geta on horse prancing left, bare-headed and wearing military garb, his paludamentum flying behind, brandishing spear at foe under the horse's forelegs, who has fallen on his right knee and holds a shield on his left arm; rare; SOLD




  




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