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Denarius of Septimius Geta

This is the first find from quite a large group that came in from Stephen Palmer. It’s a Roman denarius, which is in quite good condition.

The denarius is a coin of Septimius Geta, which was struck when he was Caesar under Septimius Severus and Caracalla. On the obverse is a bare-headed bust of Geta and a legend that reads P SEPT GETA CAES PONT.

On the reverse the standing figure of Victory holds a wreath over a shield set upon a low base. The legend on this side reads VICT AETERN.

In volume II of David Sear’s Roman Coins and Their Values this denarius is listed as number 7655.  The type was struck at Rome during AD 200 but Sear mentions that it was also struck at Laodicea.


Part of the legend on the reverse is unclear but the coin is otherwise in VF condition. It’s a nice looking Roman denarius but the type isn’t scarce, so my price range would be £35 to £45.

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