(604) Tekmessa

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Discovered 1906 Feb. 16 by J. H. Metcalf at Taunton.

Named for the daughter of the Phrygian prince Teubrantes, captive of Ajax {see planet  (1404)}, by whom she had a son Eurysaces {see planet  (8317)}. (H 64)

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

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