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(2103) Laverna

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1960 FL. Discovered 1960 Mar. 20 at the La Plata Observatory at La Plata.

Laverna was the protecting divinity of thieves and imposters. Her name was probably connected with the Latin word levator, meaning thief. (M 21128)

Named by the Minor Planet Names Committee following a suggestion by F. Pilcher.

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