C. Coelius Caldus, 53 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 4.05 g, 1 h), Rome. C•COEL•CALDVS / COS Bare head of the consul C. Coelius Caldus to right; to left, carnyx and spear; to right, signum inscribed HIS. Rev. Veiled figure standing left behind lectisternium inscribed L•CALDVS / VII•VIR•EPVL; to left, C/•/C/A/L/D/V/S and trophy with Spanish arms; to right, I/MP/•/A/•/X and trophy with Gallic arms; in exergue, CALDVS•III VIR. Babelon (Coelia) 11. Crawford 437/4a. RBW -. Sydenham 898. Beautifully toned and perfectly centered, a stunningly beautiful coin with a magnificent late Republican portrait. Good extremely fine.
From the collections of Regierungsrat Dr. iur. Hans Krähenbühl and Dr. E.P. Nicolas, Leu 17, 3-4 May 1977, 643.