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Collection Roman Collection
Catalog Number 2015.7.60
Object Name Coin
Description Roman Imperial coin, silver, AR denarius. Struck during the joint reign of Septimius Severus and Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus (emperor Caracalla) in honor of his wife Fulvia Plautilla (c. 185-212 C.E.) during her lifetime, in Rome, 202-203 C.E. The draped bust of Plautilla faces right in profile, on obverse with the inscriptions "PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE" on left and right of image. Obverse slightly off struck. On reverse, the standing figure of Concordia (the goddess and personification of agreement in marriage and society) faces left and holds a patera in her right hand and a scepter in her left hand with the inscriptions "CONCORDIA AVGG" on left and right of image.
Date range: 202-203 C.E.

Remarks: The daughter of the powerful praetorian prefect Plautianus, Plautilla was married to Caracalla in 202 C.E. On the fall of her father in 205, she was banished to the Lipari Islands where she was murdered by the orders of Caracalla in 211. Septimius Severus' coins were minted in Rome and Laodiceia ad Mare, and possibly Caesarea, Emesa, and Alexandria.

Reference: David Sear, "Roman Coins and Their Values" , London 2002 (Vol II), #7065, pg 548
Title Plautilla Augusta
Date 202-203 CE
Material Silver
Dimensions Dia-0.625 inches
Credit line Gift of Arthur G. and Roswitha Haas
Place of Origin Europe/Italy/Rome
Subjects Roman Empire
Ancient Rome