Discovered 1880 Sept. 30 by J. Palisa at Pola.
Named probably after the daughter of the German chief Segestes. She was taken to wife by force by the German hero Arminius (17 B.C.?–21) who maintained a bloody war against the Romans. He was finally defeated by general Germanicus (15 B.C.–19). Thusnelda was brought to Rome to be seen in the triumph procession of Germanicus. (H 26)
Named (BAJ Circ., No. 176 (1882)) by the Vienna astronomers — see the remarks to planet (212).