Roman Empire, Geta (209-211 CE), Denarius(C)

ROM-SL-GETA
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Roman Empire, Geta (209-211 CE), Denarius(C)

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  • Order Code: ROM-SL-GETA
  • Size: 19
  • Metal: Silver
  • Obverse: Portrait of emperor
  • Reverse: Various pagan deities reflecting contemporary political, military, and religious themes
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Geta was the youngest son of Septimius Severus and the brother of Caracalla, he ruled as co-emperor with them from 209 CE. Severus intended for his sons to rule together, however on his death in 211 CE, Geta and his supporters were murdered on the orders of his possibly psychotic brother. Very few marble portraits, wall paintings or mosaics attributable to Geta, survive to date, presumably due to the very thorough damnatio memoriae (condemnation of memory) which resulted in the erasing of his image after his murder. His coins represent one of the few mediums on which his image survived.