I just added another nice Roman republican denarius to the gallery. It was minted during what is known as the “Social War”, which Rome fought from 91 to 88 BC. against some of its former Italian allies.
The word “Social” in the phrase “Social War” is from the Latin “Socius” meaning ally. The allies wanted citizenship and more rights and when they didn’t get them, they revolted. The war went badly for the Romans at first but they eventually prevailed. Even though the allies were defeated, they gained citizenship after the war.