rose noble

  1. 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.

Origin of rose noble

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75

Words Nearby rose noble Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use rose noble in a sentence

  • Sometimes it was called rose-noble, from both sides being impaled in an undulating circle.

  • Are you wanting to line your pocket with a rose noble or two?

    The Red Tavern | Charles Raymond Macauley
  • Why, sir, I was minded to walk back to Stratford, and keep my gold rose-noble whole.

    Master Skylark | John Bennett
  • 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
  • Ryal, rī′al, n. an old English gold coin worth about ten shillings, called a Rose-noble.