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Triton XXII, Lot: 895. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

C. Coelius Caldus. 53 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 4.07 g, 7h). Rome mint. Bare head of the consul C. Coelius Caldus right; to left, signum inscribed HIS; below chin, boar atop signum; C • COEL • CALDVS downward to right, COS below neck / Veiled figure seated left on lectisternium inscribed L • CALDVS/VII • (VR) • EP(VL) in two lines; trophies flanking; C • CALDVS vertically to outer left, I(MP) • A • X vertically to outer right, C(ALD)VS • III • VIR in exergue. Crawford 437/2a; Sydenham 894; Coelia 7; BMCRR Rome 3837; RBW 1551; Harlan 26.2/26.5 (obv. and rev. of this coin illustrated on pp. 161-2). EF, lightly toned.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection, purchased from Edward J. Waddell. Ex R. Russo Collection (Numismatic Fine Arts XXVII, 4 December 1991), lot 531.