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Virtus
Septimius Severus Denarius
Obv: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, Laureate head right
Rev: VIRT AVGG. Virtus standing left, holding Victory, spear and shield.
Minted in Rome in A.D. 200
References: RCV88 1796, VM 172, RIC 171a, RCV02 6387, RSC 761

'Courage' is depicted as a helmeted soldier in armor holding a spear, victory or shield. Virtus and Mars can be distinguished since Mars is usually shown nude and Virtus is always shown clothes. Some coins appear to show Virtus as a female figure.
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