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  • n. A former gold coin, first made in the reign of Edward IV, having a star on the reverse resembling the rowel of a spur.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gold coin, first made in the reign of Edward IV., having a star on the reverse resembling the rowel of a spur. In the reigns of Elizabeth and of James I., its value was fifteen shillings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An English gold coin issued by James I., and worth 15s. or 16s. 6d. (about $3.63 or $3.99). It was so named from the resemblance of the sun on its reverse to the rowel of a spur.

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  • One for the coin and currency listers.

    January 30, 2013