A sword carried by senior officers.
A parazonium is a long triangular dagger, wide at the hilt end and coming to a point. In the Roman mythology, it is frequently carried by Virtus, particularly on early representations. It is also sometimes carried by Mars, or Roma, or the Emperor, giving them the aura of courage. In Roman statuary, the weapon is cradled in the bearer`s left arm o....Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parazonium
Sword carried by senior officers.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20764
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