(1873) Agenor

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1971 FH. Discovered 1971 Mar. 25 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named after a Trojan warrior, who fought with and wounded Achilles {see planet  (588)}. Apollo {see planet  (1862)} assumed his form in order to lead Achilles away from the retreating Trojans. (M 3826)

Name proposed by Brian G. Marsden.

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