#12) Siver Denarius of Geta, as Caesar, (A.D. 209-212)
Rome mint, A.D. 200-202.
RIC 15(b) (scarce).
Obv: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT.
Rev: PRINC IVVENT - Geta, standing left, holding branch and spear.
20x 18 mm, 3.0 g.
The son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, and the brother of Caracalla, Geta spent the bulk of his life quarreling with his brother, much to his parent's chagrin. After Severus' death and Caracalla and Geta's elevation as co-emperors, the enmity between the two became even greater, often leading to the brink of open warfare. Geta was eventually murdered by Caracalla in front of their mother after being lured by him to a meeting, supposedly intended as an attempt at reconciliation. Nice family.
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