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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Plautilla| > SH33950
Plautilla, Augusta 202 - 22 January 205 A.D., Wife of Caracalla
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, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia, Syria) mint, weight 3.241g, maximum diameter 19.1mm, die axis 0o, 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










OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

PLAVTILLAAVG
PLAVTILLAAVGVSTA
PLAVTILLAEAVGVSTAE


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