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An English gold coin equivalent to thirty shillings, coined in the reign of James I and having the figure of a rose on one side.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Fynes Moryson (?1566–1630), traveller and writer. From rose + rial. Compare earlier rose royal.
rose rial/rəʊz ˈrʌɪəl/
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