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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.
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Origin of rose noble

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75
Also called ryal.
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Historical Examples of rose noble

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

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)


  • As Count Moeurs observed, he would rather see one English rose-noble than a hundred royal promises.