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Caracalla and Geta, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D., Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior
The brothers, Caracalla and Geta, pledged to their dying father, Septimius Severus, they would rule together. But each had a rival faction and vied for supremacy. Pretending reconciliation, Caracalla scheduled a meeting at their mother's house where instead Geta was murdered, dying in his mother's arms.
RP85633. Bronze pentassarion, H-J Marcianopolis 22.214.171.124 (R5), Varbanov I 1083 (R3) var. (rev. legend ends ΩN), SNG Cop -, SNG München -, BMC Thrace -, AMNG -, Moushmov -, VF, choice obverse with attractive busts, nice green patina, reverse slightly off center, area of porosity, Markianopolis (Devnya, Bulgaria) mint, weight 11.726g, maximum diameter 28.2mm, die axis 30o
, consular legate Flavius Ulpianus, 210 - 211 A.D.; obverse AY K M AV ANTΩNINOC AY K Π CEΠ, ΓETAC (ending below busts), confronted busts of Caracalla, laureate, draped and cuirassed, and Geta, laureate and draped; reverse Y ΦΛ OYΛΠIANOY MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩ, Fortuna standing facing, head left, kalathos on head, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, E (mark of value) in field left; scarce
Catalog current as of Sunday, August 18, 2019.
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