Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Caius Coelius Caldus

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Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Caius Coelius Caldus

This silver coin was minted in Rome by Caius Coelius Caldus in 51 BC. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the reverse of the coin.

A person stands behind a table inscribed 'L.CALDVS VII.VIR.EP'. On the left is a trophy with a carnyx (Gallic war trumpet) and oval shield, and 'IMP.A.X' written downwards. On the right, is a trophy with a Macedonian shield, and the legend 'C. CALDV[S]'.

This coin portrays aspects of the moneyer's ancestor and namesake. The table refers to a law he passed in 107 BC when Tribune of the Plebs. His military victories in Gaul (where he was proclaimed Imperator) and the East are indicated by the trophies.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-029-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15313
Date: 51
51 BC
Material: Silver; both sides slightly off-centre; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Head of C. Coelius Caldus (COS 94) to right; behind, standard in form of a boar; in front, standard inscribed H [IS] / Rev. Table inscribed L . CALDVS / VII . VIR . EP (VIR ligated)
Dimensions: 18.00 mm D / Die Axis: 3.5
What: Coin Type: Crawford 437/3b
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: C. Coelius Caldus (Maker)
C. Coelius Caldus (COS 94)
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Republic
Description: Silver denarius of Rome, minted by C. Coelius Caldus, 51 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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