2386 – Brass or bronze disc

Physical description:
Heavy brass or bronze disc. One side depicts the face of a woman with hair elaborately arranged, two pointed monuments (or a pillar and an obelisk) and a word resembling 'XLJSTITIA' (perhaps the Latin word 'JUSTITIA' or 'IUSTITIA' - meaning 'justice'). On the other side is Cyrillic (?) script and a building with turrets.
Museum classification:
Spells and charms
Size:
84 x 84 x 8
Information:

Paper accretions on back suggest that object may have been attached to a display board in the past. This object was found together with Christian (Russian Orthodox?) brass plaques, but the imagery on this object is not obviously Christian. T.Cadbury, 21/09/2011.

It seems likely that the face is that of the Roman deity Iustitia, the personification of Justice, and the Latin equivalent of the Greek female Titan Themis, who represents Natural Justice. Iustitia was also an important allegorical figure in medieval art.

Resource:
Object
Materials:
Metal, brass (?), bronze (?)

Paper accretions on back suggest that object may have been attached to a display board in the past. This object was found together with Christian (Russian Orthodox?) brass plaques, but the imagery on this object is not obviously Christian. T.Cadbury, 21/09/2011.

It seems likely that the face is that of the Roman deity Iustitia, the personification of Justice, and the Latin equivalent of the Greek female Titan Themis, who represents Natural Justice. Iustitia was also an important allegorical figure in medieval art.