Gaius Coelius Caldus

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Gaius Coelius Caldus, nomen also spelled Caelius,[1] was a consul of the Roman Republic in 94 BC. His colleague was Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus.

In 107 BC, Coelius Caldus was a tribune of the plebs and passed a lex tabellaria, which ordained that in the courts of justice the votes should be given by means of tables in cases of high treason.[2] He was a praetor in 100 or 99 BC, and proconsul of Hispania Citerior the following year.[3] During Sulla's second civil war he tried to help Gaius Marius the Younger by preventing Pompey from joining his forces to Sulla, but failed.

Coelius' portrait appears on a small series of Roman silver coins from the late republic.[4] Some of his coins feature the boar emblem of Clunia.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Licinius Crassus
Quintus Mucius Scaevola Pontifex
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus
94 BC
Succeeded by
Gaius Valerius Flaccus
Marcus Herennius