|Coins - Ancient|
|Realisation Price||500.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / The September Pre Long beach Sale - 03/09/2018 / Ancient Coins - Roman Imperial Coinage / Lot 1562
Julia Domna, with Geta, as Caesar. Silver Denarius (2.91 g), Augusta, AD 193-217 Rome, under Septimius Severus and Caracalla, AD 201/2. IVLIA AVGSTA, draped bust of Julia Domna right. P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta right. RIC 571; BMC 60; RSC 1. Light grey tone. The dynastic types of the Severan dynasty have long been favorites amongst collectors of Roman Imperial coinage. They come in various permutations, different metals, and from different Imperial mints. The purpose was to legitimate the Severan dynasty after the tumultuous reign of Commodus and the subsequent years of civil war, and to sustain the idea of dynastic rule that had been reestablished by Marcus Aurelius, whom Severus claimed was his father. It appears that all of the Severan dynastic issues were struck at the same time, in AD 201/2, at the time that Severus and Caracalla assumed the joint consulate for AD 202.