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(823) Sisigambis

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Discovered 1916 Mar. 31 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named for Sisigambis, the mother of Darius III, the last Persian king. During the Issus Battle (333 B.C.) she was taken prisoner by Alexander the Great along with the wife Roxane {see planet  (317)} and daughter of Darius. (H 81)

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