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as Augustus
AD 209 - 211

Silver AR Denarius
Rome mint AD 210

Coins Catalog ID: 2037

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Obverse: IMP CAES P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG - Laureate and bearded head right
Reverse: PONTIF TR P II COS II - Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
RIC, vol. IV i, p. 323, 69a
Cohen 137

Geta - Publius Septimius Geta (earlier Lucius Septimius Geta) - (AD 189 - 211). Son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna; Brother of Caracalla; Nephew of Julia Maesa; Cousin of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander. AD 198 - 209 - Caesar under Septimius Severus and Caracala AD 209 - 211 - co-Emperor with Septimius Severus and Caracalla AD 211 co-Emperor with Caracalla

Mints: Rome, Laodicea ad Mare.

Biography: Caracalla & Geta TWO BROTHERS - KILLER & VICTIM Homonia
Publius Septimius Geta was the younger son of Septimius Severus and brother of Caracalla. Severus made him Caesar in 198 and Augustus in 209, eleven years after Caracalla, who was only a year older. After the death of Severus he ruled as joint emperor for about a year with Caracalla. Geta was never liked by his brother, however, and the hostility between the brothers grew by the day. In Rome they lived in separate and heavily guarded quarters. At last, Caracalla managed to convince his mother, Julia Domna, that he desires reconciliation, and Domna fell for the trick. She arranged a meeting to which the two brothers were supposed to appear unarmed and unattended. As soon as Geta appeared in her quarters, Caracalla's hidden henchmen cut him down.

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