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(159) Aemilia

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Discovered 1876 Jan. 26 by P. P. Henry at Paris.

Named probably after the famous Roman road ‘Via Aemilia’ which went from Piacenza to Rimini. (I. van Houten-Groeneveld)

K. von Littrow (Wunder des Himmels, 6. ed., Berlin 1878) ironically stated: “Mit dem Namen begegnet man auf mythologischem Gebiete nur einer Dienerin der Vesta, die vom Paten wohl kaum gemeint war.”

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