(590) Tomyris

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Discovered 1906 Mar. 4 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named after the queen of the Massagets in Scythia who sold and killed the Persian king Cyrus the Great {see planet  (7209)} 529 B.C. (H 62)

The naming might be influenced by the two letters of the provisional designation 1906 TO. See also the remarks to planet  (579).

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