Issues of Plautilla began in 202 C.E. when she married Caracalla, receiving the title Augusta. Her father Plautianus, seeking political leverage, arranged this marriage with Severus, although neither Caracalla nor Plautilla desired to marry the other. Coins of Plautilla were minted until three years later, when Caracalla divorced her. The obverse of this coin, minted at Rome, depicts her portrait as well as the legend PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, emphasizing her new status and title. The reverse, with VENVS VICTRIX, communicates her success in marriage to Caracalla. However, this coin now carries stark irony in its message of marital felicity, as she was eventually put to death at the hand of her husband in 212. After her death, Plautilla received a “damnatio memoriae” (condemnation of memory) and, along with those of Caracalla's brother Geta and her father Plautianus, both of whom had been assassinated by Caracalla, images of Plautilla were removed from public monuments such as the Arch of the Argentarii in Rome. Ellen Christ 2011.