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golden

[Probabaly from folklore's "golden egg"] When used to describe a magnetic medium (e.g. "golden disk", "golden tape"), describes one containing a tested, up-to-spec, ready-to-ship software version. Compare platinum-iridium.

Zolotoi (Golden) Barrow

 

(1) A barrow located 5 km from the city of Simferopol’ in the Crimea. Excavated by N. I. Veselovskii in 1900, it contained burials with flexed skeletons of the Bronze Age. Later (in the fifth century B.C.) a Scythian warrior was buried in the mound. The excavation revealed the remains of a shield covered with iron scales, an iron sword inside a leather sheath with gold inlays in the lower part, 180 bronze arrowheads with remains of a wooden quiver covered with a silver leaf, and bronze ornaments, among other objects.

(2) A barrow (21 m high, 240 m in circumference) on the outskirts of the city of Kerch’ in the Crimea. On the outside, the mound was faced with stone. In 1832 three stone crypts, plundered in ancient times, were discovered. The round burial chamber of the main crypt (6.4 m in diameter, 9 m high), built dry in 17 rows of hewn limestone, was topped by a stepped dome. A dromos leading into the chamber (4.75 m long) also had a stepped covering. Zolotoi Barrow dates from the fourth century B.C. and is probably the tomb of a nobleman of the Bosporus State.

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References in classic literature ?
Do you know," asked King Aetes, eyeing Jason very sternly, "what are the conditions which you must fulfill before getting possession of the Golden Fleece?
If you will trust to me, I can instruct you how to tame the fiery bulls, and sow the dragon's teeth, and get the Golden Fleece.
If Jason had been capable of fearing anything, he would have been afraid of making this young princess his enemy; for, beautiful as she now looked, she might, the very next instant, become as terrible as the dragon that kept watch over the Golden Fleece.
So she put a golden box into his hand, and directed him how to apply the perfumed unguent which it contained, and where to meet her at midnight.
My father and all his court delight in nothing so much as to see a stranger trying to yoke them, in order to come at the Golden Fleece.
But Jason had set his heart steadfastly on getting the Golden Fleece; and I positively doubt whether he would have gone back without it, even had he been certain of finding himself turned into a red-hot cinder, or a handful of white ashes, the instant he made a step farther.
In a moment all the sons of the dragon's teeth appeared to take Jason for an enemy; and crying with one voice, "Guard the Golden Fleece
And, to tell you the truth, princess, the Golden Fleece does not appear so well worth the winning, after what I have here beheld
True, the Golden Fleece may not be so valuable as you have thought it; but then there is nothing better in the world; and one must needs have an object, you know.
And now I solicit your majesty's permission to encounter the dragon, that I may take down the Golden Fleece from the tree, and depart, with my nine and forty comrades.
I forbid you, on pain of death, to make any more attempts to get the Golden Fleece.
Thus, by Violet's magic power, All dark shadows passed away, And o'er the home of happy flowers The golden light for ever lay.