(840) Zenobia

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Discovered 1916 Sept. 25 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

The planet is probably named for the Slavic goddess of hunting. It is also the name of a queen of Palmyra. Zenobia enlarged her country with Egypt and parts of Arabia and Asia Minor. She was defeated by Marcus Aurelius in 272 near Antiochia. (H 83; I. van Houten-Groeneveld)

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