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Plautilla Denarius

Plautilla Denarius, wife of Caracalla (Emperor AD 198-217), minted at Rome AD 202 to celebrate Plautilla’s marriage to Caracalla, RIC 361, RSC 10, 19 mm, 3.2 gms, Obverse:  draped bust of Plautilla facing right, her hair elaborately (and beautifully) woven into ridges, a bun at the back of her head, PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, Reverse:  Caracalla standing left, clasping the hands of Plautilla, who is facing him, CONCORDIAE AETERNAE, a lustrous coin with a tiny touch of very light even gray attractive toning with areas of suffused golden toning more subtle than the photos show, a nothing short of fabulous and very (!) detailed portrait of Plautilla, quite fetching and pretty, detailed happy imperial couple on the reverse and  better struck than most I’ve seen, full and clear inscriptions on both sides, a beautiful coin, and one having from my experience a portrait of the empress that would be difficult to better, Asking price:  $435 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Plautilla Denarius

Plautilla Denarius, wife of Caracalla (Emperor AD 198-217), from AD 202-211 (this marriage ended unhappily for Plautilla as she was executed on the order of Caracalla.  Ah, simpler times.)  RIC 369, RSC 25, struck at Rome AD 202-203,  Obverse:  draped bust of Plautilla facing right, PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, Reverse:  Venus standing left, holding an apple and a palm branch, a shield at her side, with Cupid at her feet holding a helmet, VENVS VICTRIX, very lustrous coin with just the ever so slightest touch of attractive toning, great portrait of the ill-fated empress, detailed Venus and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a beautiful and sharp coin well struck and centered, Asking price:  $285 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)000_4987000_4988000_4985000_4990

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Plautilla Denarius

000_4319.jpg000_4316.jpg000_4321.jpg000_4315.jpgPlautilla Denarius, wife of Caracalla (Emperor AD 198-217) from AD 202 until he had her executed AD 211, struck at Rome, RIC 369, RSC 25,  3.29 gms, Obverse:  draped bust of Plautilla facing right, PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, Reverse:  Venus standing left, bare breasted, holding an apple in her outstretched right hand, a palm branch nestled in her left arm which is resting on a shield, her son Cupid standing left at her feet holding a helmet, VENVS VICTRIX, very lustrous coin with just the tiniest hint of attractive toning, superb and stylish sharp portrait of Plautilla, very detailed Venus and Cupid and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a lovely and well centered and struck coin, graded Extremely Fine/Good Extremely Fine by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price:  $335 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Plautilla Denarius

000_4038.jpg000_4037.jpg000_4036.jpg000_4035.jpg000_4034.jpg000_4033.jpg000_4032.jpg000_4031.jpg000_4030.jpg000_4029.jpg000_4028.jpg000_4027.jpgPlautilla Denarius, wife of Caracalla (Emperor AD 198-217) from AD 202 to 211, when he had her executed, struck AD 202-205, RIC 367, RSC 16,  20 mm, 3.3 gms, Obverse:  draped bust of Plautilla facing right, PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, Reverse:  Pietas standing right, holding a scepter in her right hand and a child (evidently referring to a child born to Caracalla and Plautilla) in her left arm, PIETAS AVGG, lustrous coin with just the tiniest hint of attractive toning, a sharp, wonderful and pretty portrait of Plautilla, detailed Pietas and child on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a beautiful coin indeed that is struck much better than many I’ve seen of this issue, a real beauty well struck and centered on a nice round flan, Asking price:  $365 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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