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Ancient Roman silver denarius of Geta  "Prince of Youth"


Code: 11702

This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of emperor Geta, minted at Rome between 200 - 202 AD. 

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

Reverse:  PRINC IVVENTVTIS, "Prince of Youth" Geta, in military dress, standing left with baton & sceptre, trophy behind. 

A nice example with a good portrait of this young prince whilst he was a joint emperor with his father Septimius Severus and older brother Caracalla.




DATE: 189 - 211 AD (this coin minted between 200 - 202 AD)

SIZE: 18mm dia

WEIGHT: 3.24 grams

ATTRIBUTION: RIC 18, RSC 157b, BMC 234 (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 7196.

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Bristol, United Kingdom.