Sestertius with bust of Plautilla, struck under Caracalla

Imperial Period
about A.D. 202–205

Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 048.


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 23.85 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Plautilla, draped, right.
Reverse: Plautilla standing right, draped, scepter in right hand, child on left arm.
PIETAS AVGG S C (left and right in field)


By date unknown: Schwing Collection; 1932: with M. Ratto (M. Ratto auction of Schwing Collection, December 1, 1932); by date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; 1952: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining & Co. auction of V. J. E. Ryan Collection, part 5, April 2-3, 1952, lot 2684 [believed to be from the Schwing Collection sold in Paris 1932]); by date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 3, Milan, 1957, p. 136, pl. 39, no. 17); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., 32 rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., October 9, 1958, for $ 945.00 (this is the total price for 58.1185-58.1186)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour