Coins from 92-79 BC
Marcus Livius Drusus was Tribunis Plebis in 91 BC when he revived the cause of the Gracchi brothers and proposed to extent citizenship to the Socii - the Italian cities allied to Rome. He was promptly assassinated - and his death sparked the devestating war known as the Social War, which lasted until 88 BC.

From the ashes of that war emerged two strongmen - Sulla and Marius - who each fought to shape the future of the Republic. After defeating Marius, Sulla revived the office of Dictator and enacted a series of constitutional reforms returning power to the Senate at the cost of the Tribunes.

He then dismissed his Dictatorship, returned power to the Consuls, and was elected consul on regular terms in 80 BC, after which he retired. He died the following year.

92-79 BC

Obverse: Veiled head of Hispania right, HISPAN downward in left field.
Reverse: Togate figure standing left, raising hand, between aquila and fasces. A – POST•A•F – •S•N – ALBIN across fields and in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 372/2
Obverse: draped bust of Diana right, bow and quiver over shoulder, bucranium above
Reverse: togate figure standing left before flaming altar, holding sprinkler over sacrificial bull, all on stone platform, A·POST ·A·F S·N·(AL)BIN
Ref: Crawford 372/1, SRCV I 296, Sydenha...
Obverse: veiled head of Hispania right, HISPAN
Reverse: togate figure standing left, extending hand toward legionary eagle right; fasces with axe right A· / (AL)BIN / N·S· / POST·A·F
Ref: Crawford 372/2, Sydenham 746, RSC I...
(4) C. Allius Bala 92 BC
Obverse: Diademed female head right(Diana?); BALA downwards to left; R (control mark) below chin.
Reverse: Diana in a biga of stags to right; with quiver over shoulder and holding sceptre and reins in left hand and torch in right; grasshopper below stags, C•ALLI in exergue; all within laurel wreath.
Ref: Crawford 336/1b
Obverse: diademed draped bust of Anna Parenna right; caduceus left, scales right, dagger below C·ANNI·T·F·T·N · PRO·COS·EX·S·C·
Reverse: Victory in quadriga right, holding palm branch and reins, Q / L·FABI·L·F·HISP
Ref: Crawford 366/1a, SRCV I 289, Sydenh...
Obverse: Head of Apollo right
Reverse: Jupiter in Quadriga right, Holding reins and thunderbolt
Ref: Cr. 350A/2
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo or Vejovis right, thunderbolt below
Reverse: Jupiter in quadriga right, holding thunderbolt and reins
Ref: Crawford 350a/2, SRCV I 266, RSC I...
Obverse: diademed bust of Vejovis left, from behind, hurling thunderbolt
Reverse: Minerva in quadriga right holding javelin and reins, shield C·LICINIUS·L·F / MACER
Ref: Crawford 354/1, SRCV I 274, RSC I L...
Obverse: jugate heads of bearded Numa Pompilius and Ancus Marcius right
Reverse: Desultor right riding two horses, wearing conical cap, holding whip; XXXIII / C·CENSO
Ref: Crawford 346/1b, SRCV I 256, Sydenh...
(10) C. Marius C.f. Capito 82 (81)BC
Obverse: draped bust of Ceres with corn wreath right, running horse to the right, CAPIT.CXXXV
Reverse: ploughman conducting yoke of two oxen, CXXXV / C·MARI·C·F / S·C
Ref: Crawford 378/1c, SRCV I 300, Sydenh...
(11) C. Naevius Balbus 79 BC
Obverse: diademed head of Venus right; S·C
Reverse: Victory right in triga holding reins; XXXIII / C·N(AE)·B(AL)B
Ref: Crawford 382/1b, SRCV I 309, RSC I ...
(12) C. Norbanus 84 (83)BC
AR Denarius Sicily | Bruttium
Obverse: diademed head of Venus right, wearing single drop earring and pearl necklace CLIII C·NORBANVS
Reverse: grain ear, fasces and caduceus
Ref: Crawford 357/1b, RSC I Norbana 2, S...
(13) C. Publicius Q.f. 80 BC
Obverse: Helmeted and draped bust of Roma right; K (control mark) above; ROMA downwards in left field.
Reverse: Hercules standing left, strangling Nemean Lion; club at his feet, K (control mark) above; bow and arrows in left field; C•POBLICI•Q•F upwards in right field.
Ref: Crawford 380/1
(14) C. Publicius Q.f. 80 BC
Obverse: draped bust of Roma right wearing Phrygian helmet with side feathers; ROMA / P
Reverse: naked Hercules left strangling Nemean lion; bow with arrows in quiver left, club below; C·POBLICI·Q·F / P
Ref: Crawford 380/1, SRCV I 308, Sydenha...
(15) C. Servilius | M. Caecilius Metellus 82-81 (82-80)BC
Obverse: head of Apollo right wearing taenia; ROMA__(XVI)
Reverse: Macedonin shield decorated with elephant head right, all within laurel wreath; M·METELLVS·Q·F·
Ref: Crawford 369/1; Sydenham 719; Caeci...
Obverse: head of Roma right wearing winged helmet T
Reverse: Victory in biga galloping right X D·SILANVS·L·F / ROMA
Ref: Crawford 337/3, SRCV I 225, Sydenha...
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, trident behind, control mark A below chin.
Reverse: Warrior riding horse right, holding palm frond and reins, above a trident right. L PISO FRUGI and control mark R in two lines below.
Ref: Crawford 340/1, Sydenham 669f, Calp...
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right, E / A
Reverse: Horseman holding palm branch galloping right L·PISO FRVGI / A
Ref: Crawford 340/1, RSC I Calpurnia 11,...
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, club (control mark) in left field.
Reverse: Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm-branch, L PI - SO across fields, FRVGI in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 340/2e
(20) L. Cornelius Sulla 84-83 BC
Obverse: Head of Venus and Cupid holding palm branch
Reverse: IMPER ITERVM - Jug and Lituus between two trophies
Ref: Cr-359/2, Syd-761, Cornelia 29
(21) L. Julius Bursio 85 BC
Obverse: laureate and winged male head right, trident and poppy stem left
Reverse: Victory in quadriga right, holding wreath and reins; HV / L·IVLI·BVRSIO
Ref: Crawford 352/1c, Syd. 728e
Obverse: bust of Roma right wearing winged helmet PRO Q L MANLI
Reverse: Sulla right in quadriga holding caduceus and reins, Victory flying right holding wreath L·SVLLA·IM
Ref: Crawford 367/5, SRCV I 286, RSC I M...
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse: Marsyas standing left, raising hand and holding wineskin over shoulder; L•CENSOR downwards in left field; column surmounted by statue of Minerva(?) in right field.
Ref: Crawford 363/1d
(24) L. Marcius Censorinus 83 (82)BC
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right
Reverse: Marsyas standing left, rising hand, holding with wine skin over shoulder; column topped with Victory behind L·CENSOR
Ref: Crawford 363/1, SRCV I 281, Sydenha...
(25) L. Papius 78 (79)BC
Obverse: head of Juno Sospita right waering goat skin; bucket behind
Reverse: Gryphon springing right; jug below L.PAPI
Ref: Crawford 384/1 (symbol 11); Sydenha...
(26) L. Procilius L.f. 80 BC
Obverse: laureate head of Jupiter right, S·C
Reverse: Juno Sospita standing right, wearing goat skin, holding spear and shield; snake to the right, L.PROCILI / F
Ref: Crawford 379/1, SRCV I 306, Sydenha...
(27) L. Procilius L.f. 80 BC
Obverse: head of Juno Sospita right wearing goat skin, S·C
Reverse: Juno Sospita in biga right holding spear, reins and shield, snake below, L.PROCILI.F
Ref: Crawford 379/2, SRCV I 307, Sydenha...
Obverse: head of Jupiter; scepter behind DOSSEN
Reverse: Triumphal chariot with thunderbolt as decoration on side panel decorated; Victory flying right above chariot, holding wreath L.RVBRI
Ref: Crawford 348/1, SRCV I 258, Sydenha...
Obverse: head of king Titus Tatius right, palm branch right A·PV / SABIN
Reverse: two Roman soldiers running left, each bearing a Sabine woman in his arms L·TITVRI
Ref: Crawford 344/1c; Sydenham 698b; Tit...
Obverse: head of king Tatius right SABIN
Reverse: Victory in biga right holding wreath and reins L·TITVRI, controlmark in exergue (trophy?)
Ref: Crawford 344/3, Sydenham 700, RSC I...
(31) M. Porcius Cato 91 (89)BC
Obverse: head of young Bacchus or Liber right wearing ivy wreath, M·C(AT)O R
Reverse: Victory seated right, holding patera and palm VIC(TR)IX
Ref: Crawford 343/2b, SRCV I 248, Sydenh...
(32) Mn. Fonteius C.f. 85 BC
Obverse: Laureate head of Vejovis (or Apollo) right; MN•FONTEI behind; ROMA monogram below chin; thunderbolt below neck.
Reverse: Infant winged Genius (or Cupid) seated on goat standing right; pilei of the Dioscuri above; thyrsus with fillet in exergue; all within laurel wreath.
Ref: Crawford 353/1a, Sydenham 724, Font...
(33) Mn. Fonteius C.f. 85 BC
Obverse: MN FONTEI CF, laureate head of Apollo (or Vejovis) right; thunderbolt below
Reverse: Infant Genius (or Cupid) seated on goat right; pilei of the Dioscuri above; below, thrysus right; all within wreath
Ref: RRC 353/1c; Sear 271
(34) Mn. Fonteius C.f. 85 BC
Obverse: laureate head of Vejovis right, thunderbold below, (MN)·FO(NT)EI C·F (ROMA)
Reverse: Cupid seated on goat right, caps of the Dioscuri above, thyrsus of Bacchus in exergue, all within laurel wreath
Ref: Crawford 353/1a, RSC I Fonteia 9, S...
(35) P. Crepusius 83 BC (82 BC)
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right, scepter to the left, star to the right; A
Reverse: horseman galloping right, hurling spear; CCCXXXXI / P·CREPVSI
Ref: Crawford 361/1c, SRCV I 283, Sydenh...
Obverse: Turreted head of Cybele right; behind, to left AED•CVR downwards; foot pointing upwards.
Reverse: Curule chair inscribed P•FOVRIVS; CRASSIPES in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 356/1a
(37) Q. Antonius Balbus 83-82 BC
Obverse: laureate head of Jupiter right, S·C / Q·
Reverse: Victory riding in quadriga right, holding wreath, reins and palm branch, Q·(ANT)O·B(AL)B / PR
Ref: Crawford 364/1a, SRCV I 279, Sydenh...
AR Denarius Military Mint | Gallia Cisalpina
Obverse: diademed head of Pietas right, hair tied in a knot, and wearing earring; stork right
Reverse: elephant left, bell hanging from its neck Q·C·M·P·I
Ref: Crawford 374/1, SRCV I 301, Sydenha...
AR Denarius Gallia Cisalpina
Obverse: Diademed head of Pietas ; stork in right field.
Reverse: Elephant walking left; Q•C•M•P•I in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 374/1
(40) Q. Titius 90 BC
Obverse: head of Mutinus Titinus (Priapus) right wearing winged diadem
Reverse: Pegasus jumping right Q·TITI
Ref: Crawford 341/1, SRCV I 238, Sydenha...
(41) Ti. Claudius Nero 79 BC
Obverse: Bust of Diana right, draped, with bow and quiver over shoulder. S•C blow chin.
Reverse: Victory in biga riding right, holding palm-branch, reins and wreath, IIII (control mark) below. TI•CLAVD•TI•F AP•N in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 383/1
(42) Ti. Claudius Nero 78 (79)BC
Obverse: diademed draped bust of Diana right, bow and quiver over shoulder, S·C
Reverse: Victory in biga right, holding wreath, reins and palm branch, LXIII TI·CLA(VD)·TI·F / (AP)·N
Ref: Crawford 383/1, SRCV I 310, Sydenha...