rose noble


Definition of rose noble

: an English gold coin first issued by Edward IV in 1465 in place of the debased noble of Henry IV and bearing the design of the noble with a rose added

called also rial, ryal

Note: The rose noble was originally worth 10 shillings but was later revalued to 15 shillings.

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First Known Use of rose noble

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rose noble

Middle English, from rose entry 2 + noble, noun

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“Rose noble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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