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Text #3

Kronk. Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. Series: Cometography. Vol. 1
[p. 5]

The Shih chi (-90) provides the oldest account of this object. It says a “broom star” was seen sometime during -302.

The Parian Marble of Greece is a marble stele which records events occurring between the time of Cecrops (the legendary king of Athens) and Diognetus (archon during -263/-262). During the archonship of Leostratus (-302/-301) it said that a comet appeared.

Text #4

Yeomans. Comets
[p. 363]

303-302 BC, Greece, a broom star comet was seen. (Ho, 17), (Barrett, 8).

Text #9137

"The Parian Marble"


303-302 BC: From when the [comet] appeared, and Lysimach[us crossed to Asia, 39 years, when Leostratus was archon at Athens.]

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