Named for the Phrygian king supposed to have the gift of transforming all that he touched to gold. Although he had chosen this power as a reward for kind treatment of his captive, Silenus, he soon realized his folly and was relieved of his power by bathing in the Pactolus River. (M 4237)
Discovered on 6-3-1973 in Palomar by Kowal, C. T.
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