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(271) Penthesilea

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Discovered 1887 Oct. 13 by V. Knorre at Berlin.

Named for the queen of the Amazones {see planet  (1042)} and ally of Troy in the Trojan War. She fought against Achilles {see planet  (588)} by whom she was slain. (H 32)

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