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- Roman Empire silver denarius, 3.30g, minted 202 to 205 CE, RIC 367 (rated as scarce) Foss 3 (attributed to 202 CE).
- Plautilla, wife of Emperor Caracalla, is a scarce Empress with short period of coinage from 202 to 205 CE.
Pedigree: Ex. Empire Coins, Auction 9, 4/30/1988, Lot 331.
- Certified by NGC to Ch XF (toned with underlying luster).
Commemorative issue minted to celebrate the marriage of Caracalla and Plautilla in 202 CE, during the decennilia reign celebration for Emperor Septimius Severus.
- Obverse: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right, hair firmly waived and drawn down on neck.
- Reverse: PIETAS AVGG, Pietas standing right holding scepter and child.
- Caracalla was forced to marry Plautilla causing great unhappiness. Caracalla exiled Plautilla to the Lipari Islands were she was murdered 205 CE.
- Pietas is a Goddess of duty, loyalty and piety.