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Coin (obverse), Denarius, probably of Caius Coelius Caldus

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minted in Rome

Coin (obverse), Denarius, probably of Caius Coelius Caldus
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This silver coin was minted in Rome, probably by Caius Coelius Caldus, in 104 BC. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the obverse of the coin.

The obverse portrays Roma, the goddess and personification of Rome, wearing a helmet and a necklace.

The Romans needed coins for three main purposes: to pay the salaries of her huge military force, to pay the salaries of her officials and to fund public works. Much of the silver needed to fund these issues came from tribute from the provinces.

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