A921 SB. Discovered 1921 Sept. 30 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named for a character in the play Peer Gynt of the Norwegian poet and dramatist Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906) {see planet  (5696)}. (LDS)

The French astronomer A. Patry, Nice, detected in 1958 the identity between the numbered planets  (864) Aase and  (1078) Mentha (MPC 1763).  (864) has never been re-observed after the discovery opposition of 1917 until the identification with  (1078). Therefore, the Minor Planet Center retained the number and name for  (1078) Mentha and vacated the number  (864). This number was later assigned to the Reinmuth discovery.

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