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)
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