1988 RT. Discovered 1988 Sept. 11 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named for the brother of Lykaon {see planet (4792)} and the youngest son of Priam {see planet (884)}; born of the queen Laothoe. Although Polydoros was the swiftest of the sons of Priam, Priam refused to let the boy fight; but Polydoros rushed Achilles {see planet (588)} anyway, and Achilles killed him beside the River Skamander, near his brother Lykaon. (M 18144; M 18323)

Name and citation provided by R. Preston at the request of the discoverers.

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