Empress Plautilla Silver Denarius, Venus Reverse, Rome Mint, AD 204

Denomination: Silver denarius

Period: Roman imperial

Date: AD 204

Origin: Rome mint

Condition: VF/AVF

Obverse: Draped bust right, PLAVTILLA AVGASTA

Reverse: Venus standing holding apple and palm, resting on shield, Cupid standing left at her feet, VENVS VICTRIX

Size and Weight: 17.5mm, 1.92g

References: RIC 369

Features and Provenance: Fulvia Plautilla was born about 185 and was a true Roman, being raised in the city. Her father was a commander in the Praetorian Guard and he was cousin and friend to the then emperor, Septimius Severus. They arranged for Plautilla to marry Septimius's son and co-ruler, Caracalla, in 202, but it proved to be an unhappy union and Caracalla despised her. In 205, her father was arrested and executed for treachery and she and her brother were exiled. She was finally strangled, possibly on Caracalla's orders when Septimius Severus died in 211. Her coins are mainly from the reign of her father-in-law, it is unlikely that Caracalla would have honoured her in such a way, although he reigned for another six years and never married again. 



Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible






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