An ancient coin, so called on account of the superior
excellency of its gold. Nobles were originally disposed of as a reward
for good news, or important service done. Edward III. was the first who
coined rose nobles (q.v.), and gave 100 of them to Gobin Agace
of Picardy, for showing him a ford across the river Somme, when he
wanted to join his army
Charles III. of Navarre (1361-1425). Soliman Tchelibi, Turkish prince at Adrianople (died 1410)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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