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Offline gpimper

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denarius Geta 199 - 204 AD
« on: January 12, 2021, 08:33:48 PM »
Here is an interesting one.  I like getting into auctions when the other folks don't know what they are bidding on :-)  Publius Septimius Geta (Augusta 298-211).  Third son of Septimius Severus.  After the death of their Father Geta was murdered in his mothers royal apartment.  He didn't do much which makes his coins a little harder to find.  Smallish AR but in nice condition.

Sorry, tried to post elsewhere.  I will say, though...nice coin and a great addition to your collection.
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Re: denarius Geta 199 - 204 AD
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 08:58:31 PM »
Neat denarius 199 - 204 AD, RIC20, RSC 1839(a), RSC 183, Sear 7200 with a lot of detail, Greg. Historic document of the tragic history of a 22 years young man (some statues have him bearded) murdered on orders of what turned out to be a cruel, bloodthirsty maniac.

Obv.: bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right  Pvblivs SEPTimivs GETA CAESar PONTifex maximvs
Rev: Securitas seated left, holding globe  SECVRITas IMPERII

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.