147 Protogeneia

This minor planet was named "in allusion to the first minor planet discovered by an astronomer which in other fields of astronomy was well-known." I would say it is kind of an egoistic name except that it was not chosen by the discoverer LipĆ³t Schulhof, for whom this was his first and only asteroid discovery, but by Karl L. Littrow (see 254 Augusta.)

Since this name means "first born" in Greek, the symbol for this minor planet is a Greek capital letter Iota, which in Attic numerals (the precursor to the familiar Roman numerals) meant "one." Although I am debating using a Greek lowercase letter Alpha, as in modern Greek Ionic numerals.

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