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
AR Denarius 198--212 A.D.
20 mm. (struck between
Obv. P SEPT GETA CAES PONT: Draped, cuirassed and bare-headed bust right
Rev. FELICITAS PVBLICA: Felicitas standing left and holding caduceus and cornucopiae
RSC 38, Van Meter 8
AR Antoninianus 198--212A.D.
Obv. P SEPT GETA CAES PONT: Draped, bare-headed bust right