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rose noble

a former gold coin of England, first issued by Edward IV, being the existing noble with a figure of a rose added to the types on either side: much imitated on the Continent, especially in the Netherlands.
Also called ryal.
Origin of rose noble
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Are you wanting to line your pocket with a rose noble or two?

    The Red Tavern

    Charles Raymond Macauley
  • A rose noble, and a good pie out of the animal into the bargain.

    The House of Walderne A. D. Crake
  • The young knight instantly went cold to the marrow, and repeated his question tensely, passing the fool a rose noble.

    The Red Tavern

    Charles Raymond Macauley
  • He prided himself on a huge mustache, each end of which terminated in a rose noble.

    Pretty Michal Mr Jkai

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