from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Obsolete spellings of florin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A cerain gold coin; a Florence.
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The floren was a coin that ought to have had twenty-four carats of pure gold.
Thuman of balis, and one balis is worth a floren and a halfe of our coyne: insomuch that one Thuman of balis amounteth vnto the value of fifteene thousand florens.
Balis in regard of tribute: and a Balis is fiue papers or pieces of silke, which are worth one floren and an halfe of our coine.
All which being performed, he gave, moreover, in the chapter-house, fifty floren nobles to be distributed amongst the officers of the church. "
Old St. Paul's Cathedral William Benham 1870
IX.) ult.fol. verfo inflritdum efl « ChaC Ronf« elegans i capitales floren - tes.
*) Vii Bartholemei non fic canerent. fcilicet fi ipfe henricus welder capitulo ejufdem ecclefie vel juniori canonico xvii}. floren« folveret ad ftatim & afligTiaret capituli no* mine recipiendos, ipfi parati efient ipfum recipere