Gold coin from Dacia, minted by Coson, depicting a consul and two lictors

A lictor (possibly from Latin: ligare, "to bind") was a Roman civil servant who was an attendant and bodyguard to a magistrate who held imperium. Lictors are documented since the Roman Kingdom, and may have originated with the Etruscans.[1]

  1. ^ Stavely & Lintott 2012.