Asteroid 1226, Golia, was discovered on April 22, 1930 by Hendrik Van Gent at Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Golia has a period of 4 years, 56 days and is 16.39 kilometers (slightly over 10 miles) in diameter.

Golia was named for the founder of the Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands, Jacobus Golius (born Jakob van Gool, 1596-1667), a Dutch mathematician and specialist in Arabic who was also a noted translator of astronomical and other works in Arabic.

Jacobus Golius

Astrologically, Golia seems to indicate "golly" (that is, incredulity or amazement)(Damien Foor).

The glyph for Golia is mine.

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