Geta and Caracalla Carrhae mint, circa 209-211 AD

November 21, 2014

This coin shows the two sons of Septimius Severus. It was minted when their father was alive or during Geta and Caracalla's joint reign. The solar eclpise sign is on the coin. Both Geta and Caracalla wanted to divide the empire and rule separately. Their mother convinced them to not to. Whether this coin is dedicated to the 207AD or 212 AD eclipse is difficult to determine. Caracalla murdered Geta in December of 211 AD. He may have known about the upcoming eclipse of 212 AD and wanted to use that to signify his favor with the gods.  Photo from Ancient Imports

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