(738) Alagasta

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Discovered 1913 Jan. 7 by F. Kaiser at Heidelberg.

Named after the first German name of the city of Gaualgesheim on the Rhine river from which the family of the discoverer originated. The city originally was named Alagastesheim after Alagast, modified from Alberich, the trustee of the “Hort der Nibelungen”. (H 74)

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