from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a gold coin of the time of James V. of Scotland, the king's head on which wears a bonnet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Scotch gold coin first issued in 1539 by James V. of Scotland, weighing about 88½ grains, and worth at the time of issue 40s. Scotch. Also called braid-bonnet.


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