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Geta, son of Septimius Severus, Moesia Inferior-Markianopolis 209-211 AD


Caracalla had his brother Geta killed in the arms of their mother in 211 AD. Caracalla became emperor and had the memory of his brother erased from everything, "damnatio memorare." This coin appears to predict the eclipse of 212 AD in the city it was minted. The eclipse of 212 AD was clearly visible in Markianopolis, modern day coastal Romania. Photo by Beast coins

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