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Plotina


Plotina. Glyptothek, München (Germany). Photo Jona Lendering.
Plotina (Glyptothek, München(
Pompeia Plotina (c.70 - after 123): name of a Roman empress, wife of Trajan.

Life

  • c.70: born in Nemausus
  • Between 74 and 86: Marriage to Trajan
  • 97: Trajan adopted by Nerva as caesar
  • 98: Death of Nerva; Trajan becomes emperor
  • Autumn 102?: Plotina receives the title of Augusta
  • 112: First coins with the legend Plotina Augusta
  • 117: Death of Trajan; there is no will, but Plotina ensures the accession of Hadrian
  • 123 or later: death
  • Plotina is buried next to her husband in the pedestal of the Column of Trajan
  • Consecrated as Diva Plotina; in Nemausus, Hadrian dedicates a basilica to her

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