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2900419
290, Lot: 419. Estimate $150.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Geta. AD 209-211. Æ Sestertius (32mm, 24.01 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 211. Laureate head right / Caracalla and Geta, each in military dress and holding a spear, standing vis-à-vis and clasping right hands; on left, Liber standing right, holding thyrsus and crowning Geta; on right, Hercules, standing left, holding club and crowning Caracalla. RIC IV -; BMCRE 232 (same dies); Banti 13 (citing 2; same die as illustration). Good Fine, green and brown patina, flan crack. Very rare.


From the R. D. Frederick Collection.

Liber and Hercules were the patron deities of Leptis Magna, the hometown of Septimius Severus.