Plautilla

? - 211 A.D.

Plautilla was the wife of Caracalla. This unhappy union came about by insistence of Septimius Severus, Caracalla's father, who wanted to show his appreciation and support for Plautianus, his Praetorian Prefect. Caracalla apparently hated her for her imperious and snobby ways and warned her that the only reason she was with him in the first place was in deference to his father's wishes.

Alarmed at what Caracalla might do to her, Plautianus then set up a hasty plot to kill his friend Severus but the plot was revealed and he was executed. Shortly after Severus's death Caracalla made good on his threats and exiled her to an island. This not being good enough he had her executed sometime after.

AR Denarius

RIC 362d, Cohen 21 AR Denarius Obv: PLAVTILLAEAVGVSTAE - Draped bust right
Rev: PROPAGOIMPERI - Caracalla right, Plautilla on left, facing and clasping hands. Julia Domna stands smaller in mint peering back with hand on hip.


RIC 363a, Cohen 1 AR Denarius Obv: PLAVTILLAAVGVSTA - Draped bust right, with hair not on the neck.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGG - Concordia standing left, holding patera and scepter.


RIC 363b, Cohen 1 AR Denarius Obv: PLAVTILLAAVGVSTA - Draped bust right, with hair on the neck.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGG - Concordia standing left, holding patera and scepter.


RIC 365a, Cohen 12 AR Denarius Obv: PLAVTILLAAVGVSTA - Draped bust right, with hair on the neck.
Rev: CONCORDIAFELIX - Concordia standing right and clasping hands with Caracalla standing opposite her.


RIC 367d, Cohen 16 AR Denarius Obv: PLAVTILLAAVGVSTA - Draped bust right
Rev: PIETASAVGG - Pietas standing right, holding scepter and child.


RIC 369d, Cohen 16 AR Denarius Obv: PLAVTILLAAVGVSTA - Draped bust right
Rev: VENVSVICTRIX - Venus standing left, breasts exposed, holding apple and palm and resting left elbow on shield; at her feet, left, Cupid. Lot sold for $83 11/21/01.


RIC 371, Cohen 14 AR Denarius Obv: PLAVTILLAEAVGVSTAE - Draped bust right.
Rev: HILARITAS - Hilaritas standing left, holding long palm and cornucopia.


Cohen 13, BMC 420 AR Denarius Obv: PLAVTILLAAVGVSTA - Draped bust right .
Rev: DIANALVCIFERA Diana standing left, quiver at shoulder, holding torch.