Sceptrum et Manus Iustitiae.

the Sceptre and the Hand of Justice

Created in 1679 by French astronomer Augustin Royer, this constellation was intended to honor King Louis XIV of France. The constellation represented the royal scepter used by the king. It was composed of stars mainly taken from Lacerta, the lizard. Because of its awkward name it was never widely accepted and its stars were soon returned to Lacerta, which became the official constellation for that part of the sky.