Geta

$175.00

Silver Denarius.

Geta- Lucius, later publius Septimus Geta was born in AD 189, the son of Septimus Severus and Julia Domna. In AD 198 he was given the title of Caesar and in AD 209 was created Augustus. It was his father’s intention that his sons Caracalla and Geta inherit the throne jointly. Caracalla wanted no part in this and after only 12 months of joint rule had his brother assassinated in his mother’s arms. There followed a vigorous persecution of all the adherents of Geta in which it is said, no less than 20,000 people met their deaths.

Liberalitas- “Liberality” a word which in Latin may suggest either the abstract virtue or an actual act of generosity.

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Description

Silver Denarius.

Geta- Lucius, later publius Septimus Geta was born in AD 189, the son of Septimus Severus and Julia Domna. In AD 198 he was given the title of Caesar and in AD 209 was created Augustus. It was his father’s intention that his sons Caracalla and Geta inherit the throne jointly. Caracalla wanted no part in this and after only 12 months of joint rule had his brother assassinated in his mother’s arms. There followed a vigorous persecution of all the adherents of Geta in which it is said, no less than 20,000 people met their deaths.

Liberalitas- “Liberality” a word which in Latin may suggest either the abstract virtue or an actual act of generosity.

Additional information

Origin

Ancient Rome

Date

209 – 212 A.D.

Obverse

As Augustus: P.SEPT.GETA PIVS AVG.BRIT. Laureate head of older Geta.

Reverse

LIBERALITAS AVG V. Liveralitas standing, holding abacus and cornucopiae.


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