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437/1a CALDVS IIIVIR Coelius Caldus consul 94BC, tablet L.D., Sol, Gallic and Macedonia shields, Denarius. Rome. AM#0689-40 | by Ahala
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437/1a CALDVS IIIVIR Coelius Caldus consul 94BC, tablet L.D., Sol, Gallic and Macedonia shields, Denarius. Rome. AM#0689-40

Denarius. 51BC. 4grams. Rome mint. Coelia. Crawford 437/01 CALDVS IIIVIR. Obverse: hd C Coelius Caldus tablet LD. Reverse: hd Sol r, shield, oval shield. Scarce.

 

COELIA. Obv—C(aius) COEL(ius) CALDVS CO(n)S(ul). The naked head of Caius Coelius, and behind it a tablet inscribed L(ibero)D(amno). A rare coin.

 

Rev — The radiated head of Phoebus, which, Eckhel suggests, may be in punning allusion to the name Coelius and the sun in Coelum. In front is the round buckler called Parma, and behind an oblong shield bearing a thunderbolt. It is in honour of Coelius, who, when tribune of the plebs, amplified the Lex Tabellaria, by extending their vote — like the absolved or condemned of the Cassia denarius Crawford 428/1 — to cases of murder and treason.

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Taken on October 16, 2006