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Latin: Virtus Augusti - to the Courage of the Emperor.


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VIRTVS AVG (Augusti):

- Various types. Valour standing left holding spear and parazonium, sometimes placing foot on helmet; valour standing right holding spear and leaning on shield or branch and sceptre; Valour seted right holding spear - sometimes suppliant female and captives; emperor galloping to right, striking enemy with spear; Mars, helmeted, standing or walking, holding olive branch and spear, or spear and trophy, or spear and leaning on a shield; Hercules standing leaning on club, holding lion's skin and bow, or trophy; Soldier standing leaning on shield - on coins of Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, Pescennius Niger, Septimius Severus, Julia Domna (hybrid coin), Severus Alexander, Gordian III, Philip I, Philip II, Trajan Decius, Aemilian, Gallienus, Postumus, Victorinus I, Marius, Claudius II, Quintillus, Aurelian, Tetricus I, Tetricus II, Tacitus, Florianus, Diocletian, Carausius, Allectus, Constantius I, Severus II, Constans, Constantius II, and Constantius Gallus.

- Palas standing left, holding spear and leaning on a shield. Obv: CAI . . . ESC NIGER IVS AVG (Justus), laureate head of Pescennius Niger right; silver.

- Hercules standing right, resting head on club, and holding bow and lion's skin. Obv: IMP GALLIENVS AVG, bust of Gallienus right, with cuirass, and armed with a spear and shield, on which the head of Medus; gold medallion.

- Helmeted bust of Mars left, with the features of Gallienus or helmeted head of Valour right; on gold and billon coin of Gallienus.

- Gallienus standing right, holding spear and receiving a Victory from the hands of Rome, helmeted standing, leaning against a shield and holding a spear; on billon coins of Gallienus.

- Gallienus standing left, holding spear, crowning a trophy and leaning on a shield; he is being crowned by Victory, standing, holding a palm; at the foot of a trophy a captive kneeling between two captives seated. Obv: IMP GALLIENVS P F AVG, laureate bust of Gallienus left, armed with spear and shield, ornamented with head of Medusa; bronze medallion,

- Helmeted head of Gallienus to left. Obv: SALONINA AVG (Augusta), diademed bust of Salonia right; billon.

- Mars standing in a tetrastyle temple. Obv: IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate bust of Victorinus right; billon.

- Victory walking to left or to right, holding wreath and palm; on billon coins of Carausius and Allectus.

- Vessel with four or seven rowers, or without rowers; sometimes on the prow a female standing; on billon coins of Allectus.

- Lion standing to left, above in the field a club; in the exergue P ARL. Obv: LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate head of Licinius I right; gold.

- Constantius II in military dress, bare head, standing right, leaning on shield and holding a globe surmounted by a Victory; to right a female or a province seated on the ground. Obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, diademed bust of Constantius II right; bronze medallion.

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