A decent purchase

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  1. Everett Guy

    Everett Guy Well-Known Member

    I made a offer on this one last night and seller accepted. It was listed at $60 and I picked it up for $39. I know its a easy coin to get, but it had some nice details. 20201027_210209.jpg 20201027_210141.jpg
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  3. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Quite good details for the price. Nice purchase.
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  4. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    That’s a nice coin at a good price!

    It’s amazing isn’t it that you can buy nearly 2000 year old Roman silver(ish sometimes) coins for so little. What a hobby!
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  5. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Good condition geta coins usually run for proportionally more. $49 seems pretty good to me for a nice generous
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    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    @hotwheelsearl is dead on; Geta had a short reign (offed by his brother and
    co-emperor, Caracalla), and his stuff is that much less common than a lot of his contemporaries.
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  7. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    To add some more Geta to this thread... here's my best coin of him as Augustus captured for a mere $33.50.

    This coin was struck in 211 before word of the death of Septimius Severus in York on 4 Feb. 211 reached Rome (So Jan - Feb 211)
    Obv:– P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
    Rev:– FID EXERC TR P III COS II, Fides standing left, holding standard and legionary eagle, st side a second standard
    Minted in Rome. A.D. 211
    Reference(s) – BMC p. 377, 116/117. RIC 74a (Rare). RSC 50.
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    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    @Orange Julius, that's a terrific example. The contrast with the increasingly menacing profiles of Caracalla is pretty dramatic. At least by contrast, this looks like somebody you could have had as a next-door neighbor.
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  9. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    @Everett Guy ...Nice coin!.....Good price....I suspect it will look better in hand.
    I have one minted a couple of years before the OP coin.
    Geta, as Caesar, AR Denarius. Rome, AD 203-208.( Minted AD 205 )
    Ob- GETA CAES PONT COS, bare-headed and draped bust right.
    Rev- VOTA PVBLICA, Geta standing left, sacrificing out of patera over tripod & holding roll.
    RIC 38b. 3.57g, 14mm, 7h.
    GETA BLACK.jpg
  10. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Nice coin at a good price.

    Here's a Minerva reverse type for a young Caracalla - I have attributed it to the
    "Laodicea ad Mare" mint based on the portrait, but I could be wrong (Rome would be RIC 25b). It is pretty heavy for a denarius of that era, so maybe it is a fake. Or it has .5 grams of crud adhering to it. I don't know.

    Caracalla MIVER VIC Dec 2017 (0).jpg
    Caracalla (as Caesar) Denarius
    (c. 196-197 A.D.)
    Laodicea ad Mare Mint (?)

    IMP CAE M AVR ANT AVG P TR P, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MINER VICTRIX, Minerva standing left, holding Victory & spear, shield to left, trophy to right.
    RIC 336b; RSC 159.
    (3.63 grams / 18 mm)

    Here's Geta with a PONTIF reverse,

    Geta Den. PONTIF Minerv lot  Jul 2017v.JPG

    Geta (as Caesar) Denarius
    (209 A.D.)
    Rome Mint

    P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, bare-headed, draped bust right / PONTIF COS II, Geta, veiled, standing left with short sceptre, sacrificing over tripod.
    RIC 62b; RSC 119; Sear 7189.
    (3.25 grams / 20 mm)
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