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Millennium: 1st millennium
215 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar215
Ab urbe condita968
Assyrian calendar4965
Balinese saka calendar136–137
Bengali calendar−378
Berber calendar1165
Buddhist calendar759
Burmese calendar−423
Byzantine calendar5723–5724
Chinese calendar甲午年 (Wood Horse)
2912 or 2705
    — to —
乙未年 (Wood Goat)
2913 or 2706
Coptic calendar−69 – −68
Discordian calendar1381
Ethiopian calendar207–208
Hebrew calendar3975–3976
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat271–272
 - Shaka Samvat136–137
 - Kali Yuga3315–3316
Holocene calendar10215
Iranian calendar407 BP – 406 BP
Islamic calendar420 BH – 419 BH
Javanese calendar92–93
Julian calendar215
Korean calendar2548
Minguo calendar1697 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1253
Seleucid era526/527 AG
Thai solar calendar757–758
Tibetan calendar阳木马年
(male Wood-Horse)
341 or −40 or −812
    — to —
(female Wood-Goat)
342 or −39 or −811

Year 215 (CCXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Laetus and Sulla (or, less frequently, year 968 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 215 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.



By place


Roman Empire

  • Caracalla's troops massacre the population of Alexandria, Egypt,[1] beginning with the leading citizens. The emperor was angry about a satire, produced in Alexandria, mocking his claim that he killed Geta in self-defense.
  • A coin, the Antoninianus, is introduced.[2][3] The weight of this coin is a mere 1/50 of a pound. Copper disappears gradually, and by the middle of the third century, with Rome's economy in crisis, the Antonianus will be the only official currency.










  1. ^ Heine, Ronald E. (November 25, 2010). Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church. Oxford University Press. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-19-920907-1. Retrieved February 8, 2024.
  2. ^ Metcalf, William E. (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage. Oxford University Press. p. 541. ISBN 978-0-19-937218-8.
  3. ^ Lucassen, Jan (2007). Wages and Currency: Global Comparisons from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century. Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-03910-782-7. Retrieved February 8, 2024.