Geta             198 - 211 A.D.


Geta, Caracalla's brother and son of Septimius Severus, served as Caesar from 198 until his father's death in 211. At this point he became Augustus, sharing the top slot with Caracalla. Caracalla, in turn, wanted none of this and prepared to rid himself of his unwelcome sidekick. Tricking Geta into a feigned peace summit to be convened on the neutral grounds of their mother's residence, Geta was instead ambushed by a detachment of Caracalla's troops and cold-heartedly slain as he desperately sought refuge in his mother's arms.




Obv-PSEPTGETA CAESPONT Draped bust right.

Rev-FELICITAS PVBLICA Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae

RIC 9a

Obv-PSEPTGETA CAESPONT Bare draped cuirassed bust right

Rev-PRINC IVVENT Geta standing holding branch and spear

VM 34/1, Cohen 157

Obv-P SEPTIMIVS - GETA CEAS Bare draped bust right

Rev-FORTVN - AAVG Fortuna standing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia