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(545) Messalina

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Discovered 1904 Oct. 3 by P. Götz at Heidelberg.

Named after Valeria Messalina (c. 25–48), the third wife of the Roman emperor Claudius (10 B.C.-54). Messalina was the great-granddaughter of Marcus Antonius. (H 58)

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