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    Choice 'Star' Social War Republican Denarius

    Social War. Marsic Confederation (90-88 BC). AR denarius (19mm, 3.93 gm, 12h). NGC Choice AU ★ 5/5 - 5/5. Bovianum (?) mint, 89 BC. VITELIU (Oscan), laureate head of Italia left, wearing necklace and earring / Soldier standing facing, head right, left foot on Roman standard, inverted spear in right hand, parazonium in left; recumbent bull facing at right, V (sideways) in exergue. Sydenham 627. HN Italy 407. Rare. Magnificent deep gunmetal cabinet toning with rainbow hues on the reverse.

    The Marsic Confederation was an alliance of cities opposed to Rome during the Social War of 91-88 BC. Resulting from the Roman refusal to grant citizenship to its Italian allies, the Confederation included Marsi, Peligni, Piceni, Vestini, Samnium, Frentani, Marrucini, and Lucani. The group intended to form an independent nation called Italia with its capital at Corfinium (modern day Abruzzo). Their coinage, modeled on the Roman denarius system, prominently depicted a female personification of Italia and oath-taking scenes reflecting the origins on the anti-Roman alliance. While the alliance was defeated on the battlefield, Rome eventually ended up enfranchising all of Italy, effectively acceding to the alliance's demands.


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