AVGVSTA: 202-205 A.D.

PVBLIA FVLVIA PLAVTILLA was married to Caracalla in 202 A.D. to strengthen the bond between Septimius Severus and her father Caius Fulvius Plautianus, Severus' praetorian prefect since 197, and was made Augusta at the same time. By 205 A.D. the ever more rich and powerful Plautianus was suspected of plotting against Severus and killed by Severus' guards. Caracalla immediately divorced Plautilla and she was banished to the island of Lipari, where she was finally assassinated on Caracalla's orders in 211 A.D., shortly after the death of Septimius Severus.
(Contributed by Jan de Veen)

The Denarii
Silver Denarius (19mm, 2.68gr), Struck 204 A.D. in Rome

Obv: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA Draped bust right

Rev: VENVS VICTRIX  Venus standing left holding an apple and palm, leaning on shield, Cupid at her feet.

RIC 369, RSC 25, CSS 661, Sear 7074

David B. Wilber Collection