A moulded orange terracotta medallion featuring a high relief depiction of a female bust within a decorative border. The figure appears wearing a helmet and full armour, possibly representing the goddess of war and intelligence Athena, known as Minerva in the Roman pantheon. The medallion is pierced with two holes for attachment, now blocked. Considering the style of the figure, this piece might be dated between the Hellenistic and Parthian period with strong Eastern aesthetic influences.
The piece comes with an original note from W. G. Professor Lambert.
Date: Circa 200 BC – 200 AD