Details of Virtus personified

Virtus is a male personification of courage or bravery. He is normally shown helmeted and in full armour like Mars. His attributes are also similar to Mars - a spear and shield or a spear and small figure of Victory. Virtus, however, is often shown holding a parazonium, a large dagger-like object that projects from the waist. He appears on coins between the 1st and 4th centuries AD.


  • parazonium
  • helmeted

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