The FLEECE of the gold-hair winged RAM which was held in COLCHIS The fleece is a symbol of authority and kingship. It figures in the tale of the hero JASON and his band of ARGANAUTS who set out on a quest for the fleece by order of King PELIAS in order to place Jason rightfully on the throne of LOLUCAS in THESSALYThrough the help of MEDEA they acquire the Golden Fleece. The story is of great antiquity and was current in the time of HOMER (eighth century BC). It survives in various forms, among which the details vary.
Bassanio compares Portia's hair with golden fleece. Golden fleece is the wool of the ram ( sheep) which was situated in Colchis and it was guarded by a dragon Jason was the person who took up challenge to get golden fleece he also succeeded in it with the help of his wife Media