Please add updates or make corrections to the NumisWiki text version as appropriate.
HONOR and HONOS. Honour. The Romans, not satisfied with receiving amongst the objects of their worship, the gods of Greece, of Egypt, and even Persia, thought fit to deify the virtues, the qualities, and the affections of the mind, and to represent them by various attributes, on their monuments, principally those of a monetal kind. Such divinites were called allegorical, but had not, like the others, a mythological history.
View whole page from the |Dictionary Of Roman Coins|