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George Noble

A rare gold coin of England which appeared only in the second coinage of Henry Viii, i.e., from 1526 when they were authorized, to 1533 when the divorce of Katherine of Aragon ocurred, the latter date being fixed by the letters H and K on the obverse. It was current for six shillings and eight pence, and the half George Noble (of which only one specimen is known) in proportion. About four varieties of the Noble exist, all having the rose mint mark. The reverse legend is a quotation from a hymn by Prudentius, written in the latter half of the fourth century.

Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)
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