Ancient Roman silver denarius of empress Plautilla / Wedding ceremony

Ancient Roman silver denarius of empress Plautilla / Wedding ceremony

Code: 11897

£185.00 Approx $254.47, €216.63
 

This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of empress Plautilla, minted at Rome in 202 AD 

Obverse:  PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, "Empress Plautilla" draped bust right

Reverse: PROPAGO IMPERI, "Enlargement of the empire" Caracalla, togate, standing left, clasping right hands with Plautilla, draped, standing right. This is the marriage ceremony of Caracalla with Plautilla.

A very nice example, toned but with a striking flan crack and grades a good VF

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 202 - 205 AD (this coin minted in 202 AD)

SIZE: 18mm dia

WEIGHT: 3.66 grams

ATTRIBUTION: (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 7073, RIC 362, RSC 21, BMC 406

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.