Silver Denarius of Geta Struck While Caesar - C.8416 - For Sale

Silver Denarius of Geta Struck While Caesar - C.8416
Price: $280.00
Silver Denarius of Geta Struck While Caesar - C.8416Origin: BethlehemCirca: 202 AD to 209 ADCollection: Roman CoinsStyle: RomanMedium: Silver Publius Septimius Geta was Roman emperor from 209 to 212, jointly with his father, Septimius Severus (reigned 193-211), and his brother, Caracalla (reigned 198-217). The younger son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, he was given the title “Caesar” in 198, when the title “Augustus” was bestowed upon his elder brother Caracalla, effectively sharing command with their father. In 209, Geta was himself made an Augustus, joining the ranks of his father and brother. The furious rivalry that developed between the brothers remained concealed from public view as long as their father lived; but after Severus' death at Eboracum (modern York, England) in February 211, the brothers formed separate military factions. Civil war threatened until February 212, when Caracalla had Geta murdered in their mother's arms in her apartment at the imperial palace.

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