1929 RB. Discovered 1929 Sept. 2 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg. Independently discovered 1929 Sept. 12 by A. Schwassmann and A. A. Wachmann at Bergedorf.
Named after the Greek region in northern Peloponnese bordering on the gulfs of Corinth and Patras. The spelling Achaea for the province is also in use. (H 107)