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Plautilla, Augusta 202 - 22 January 205 A.D., wife of Caracalla

Plautilla was the daughter of the immensely wealthy and powerful Praetorian Prefect Plautianus. She was married to Caracalla in 202 A.D. to both partners' mutual disgust. Their hatred for one another was so intense that they lived in different palaces and the marriage was likely never consummated. After the fall and execution of her father in 205, Plautilla was exiled to the Lipari islands and executed in 212 A.D.


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Concordia, the goddess of agreement, understanding, and marital harmony, did not favor Plautilla and Caracalla. Plautilla and Caracalla hated each other, lived separately, and the marriage was likely never consummated. After the fall and execution of her father, Caracalla's Praetorian Prefect, she was exiled to the Lipari islands and executed in 212 A.D.
SH35849. Silver denarius, RIC IV 363, RSC III 1, BMCRE V 411, SRCV II 7065, Hunter III -, Choice EF, cameo toning, weight 3.058 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 202 - 22 Jan 205 A.D.; obverse PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia standing half left, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand; scarce; SOLD


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Concordia, the goddess of agreement, understanding, and marital harmony, did not favor Plautilla and Caracalla. Plautilla and Caracalla hated each other, lived separately, and the marriage was likely never consummated. After the fall and execution of her father, Caracalla's Praetorian Prefect, she was exiled to the Lipari islands and executed in 212 A.D.
SH01639. Silver denarius, SRCV II 7065, RIC IV 363, RSC III 1, BMCRE V 411, superb Mint State, weight 3.30 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, obverse PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia standing left, patera in right hand, long scepter in left hand; SOLD


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Hilaritas, the personification of rejoicing, is usually depicted as a matron, standing with a cornucopia in her left hand and a long palm frond on the ground in her right. Green branches were a sign of gladness and for special occasions, both public and private, it was the custom in ancient times to ornament streets, temples, gates, houses, and even entire cities, with branches and leaves of trees. This tradition carries on today in the form of wreaths and Christmas trees.
SH33950. Silver denarius, SRCV II 7071, RIC IV 371, RSC III 14, BMCRE V 737, gVF, weight 3.241 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 0o, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia, Syria) mint, 202 A.D.; obverse PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust right; reverse HILARITAS, Hilaritas standing left, long branch in right hand, cornucopia in left; attractive hairstyle and drapery; SOLD







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OBVERSE LEGENDS

PLAVTILLAAVG
PLAVTILLAAVGVSTA
PLAVTILLAEAVGVSTAE


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