Named after a maritime town of Ionia in Asia Minor with colonies in Italy, Spain, and France. Beset by the tyrant Haspages a group of the inhabitants built Massalia (Marseilles, see planet (20)), sometimes designated Phocaica, about 600 B.C. (H 5; AN 36, 279 (1853))
Named by B. Valz.
Discovered on 6-4-1853 in Marseilles by Chacornac, J.
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