(444) Gyptis

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Discovered 1899 Mar. 31 by J. Coggia at Marseilles.

Named for the wife of Protis, chief of the expedition from Phocaea {see planet  (25)} which founded Marseilles, the most ancient city in France, about 600 B.C. She was the daughter of the king of the Segobrigs who assigned the ground where Marseilles (or Massalia, see planet  (20)) was built. (H 48)

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