Ancient Roman silver denarius of Geta / Mars Victor

Ancient Roman silver denarius of Geta / Mars Victor

Code: 11855

£86.00 Approx $118.29, €100.7
 

This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of emperor Geta, minted at Laodicea ad Mare in 203 AD. 

Obverse: P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, "Publius Septimius Geta Caesar" laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right

Reverse:  MARTI VICTORI, "To Mars, the victorious" Mars, helmeted, cloaked, advancing right, holding spear in right hand and trophy in left hand.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 189 - 211 AD (this coin minted in 203 AD)

SIZE: 18mm dia

WEIGHT: 3.45 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC 103, RSC 76

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.