Crocum in Ciliciam ferre
To carry coals to Newcastle. As Cilicia abounds with saffron,
to send it there would be needless and extravagant excess. For similar
phrases, see Alcinoo Poma Dare, Noctuas Athenas, Coals.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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