Fulvia Plautilla. The daughter
of C. Fulvius Plautianus, story of Plautilla is, in reality a shadow
of her father's story. Plautianus was a North African who became Severus
Praetorian Prefect in ca. 197 AD. For his relationship with Severus,
he was rewarded with consular insigina, a seat in the Senate and finally
the Conslship in 203 AD shared with Geta Of note to numismatics, his
daughter was married to Caracalla in 202 AD with much pomp and ceremony.
But Plautianus began to wield too much authority, too openly, for the
comfort of certain members of the Imperial family, to include Juila
Domna and Caracalla. Caracalla invented evidence of Plautianus involvement
in a plot against him and confronted him in January 22nd 205. Even though
denning the charges, Caracalla had him executed on the spot As for Plautilla,
her manners had never won over her husband and she was banished to Lipari.
In 211 Caracall signed an order for her execution. Nasty, nasty nasty! Poor Geta