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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hary nobil(l, n. Also: Hari(e. [e.m.E. Harry (ME. Herry), var. of Henry.] A gold coin of Henry VI. 1478 Acta Aud. 60/2.
Gudis to the somme of … ix Inglis hary nobillis & a noble of rose
1488 Inv. Wardrobe 3.
In Hari nobilis and salutis fourti and ane
1507 Treas. Acc. IV. 88.
To ane braslat … x ros nobles, ix hary nobles
1540 Maxwell Mem. I. 411.
Alevin rois nobillis, … tua Hary nobillis
c 1578 Ib. 311.
Ane Harie noble, … ane angell nobile
1599 Reg. Great S. 272/1.
Reddendo … unum burile lie brotch auri ponderis lie hary-nobill
1615 Ib. 480/1.
Reddend … unum burile lie broich auri ponderis lie Harie-nobill, nomine albe firme
1620 Grant Chart. 325.
To Mr Thomas Hope … twa Harie nobles at xviij li. xiij s. 4 d

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