Discovered 1907 Sept. 13 by J. H. Metcalf at Taunton.

Named for two characters of the Roman history. Agrippina the elder (13? B.C.-33) was the daughter of the Roman statesman Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, the wife of Germanicus and the mother of Caligula. Her daughter Agrippina the younger (15?-59) was the mother of Emperor Nero. (LDS)

The naming might be influenced by the two letters of the provisional designation 1907 AG. See also the remarks to planet (579).

0 0

Post a comment