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

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

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 reverse depict Victory driving a vehicle called a biga. Above is the mint control-mark, the letter G with a dot to the left. Below is the inscription, 'C.COIL CALD' on two lines, an abbreviation of the moneyer's name.

Caius Coelius Caldus was a tribune of the Plebs, the citizens of the masses (as opposed to the patricians or nobles). Later, in 94 BC he was elected consul, the first member of his family to obtain the highest political post.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-110-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1978.332
Date: 104 BC
Material: Silver. Inscription: Obv. Helmeted head of Roma l. / Rev. Victory in biga l.; above, control-mark, G with dot to left; below, C.COIL; in exergue, CALD
Dimensions: 18.00 mm D / Die Axis: 1.5
What: Coin, denarius
Subject: Ancient Coin Collection
Who: Roma
Where: Italy, Rome
Spain, Aznalcollar
Description: Silver denarius of the Roman Republic, Rome, 104 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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