Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Everett Guy, Oct 27, 2020.
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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!
@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.
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.
@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.
@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.
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 (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 (as Caesar) Denarius
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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