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 Golden Fleece.Golden Fountain. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Golden Fleece.
An order of knight-hood by this title was instituted by Philip III., Duke of Burgundy, in 1429. The selection of the fleece as a badge is perhaps best explained by the fact that the manufacture of wool had long been the staple industry of the Low Countries, then a part of the Burgundian possessions.   1

 Golden Fleece.Golden Fountain. 


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