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Geta, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D.
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.
RS86671. Silver denarius
, RIC IV
88, RSC III
68, BMCRE V
65, SRCV II
-, Choice EF, nearly as struck except for light toning, fantastic portrait, luster in recesses, perfect centering on a broad flan
, some legend
just a little weak, tiny edge cracks, Rome
3.250g, maximum diameter
20.0mm, die axis
, 210 - 212 A.D.; obverse
P SEPT GETA PIVS
, laureate head
right; reverse LIBERALITAS AVG
V (the 5th liberality [distribution of gifts to the people] by the Emperor), Liberalitas
standing half-left, coin counting board in right hand, cornucopia
in left hand; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; $270.00
Catalog current as of Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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