Noble

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

The Noble.
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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