Wednesday, 29 March 2017
The villain in a novel by Dornford Yates was called "'Rose' Noble."
The James Bond villain, Mr Big, funded his operations with a pirate treasure that included coins called "Rose Nobles." (Thus I learned why Yates' character was nicknamed "Rose.")
Sf authors imagine future currencies. We mentioned Heinlein's "Imperials" here. Two other future historical currencies, including one of Poul Anderson's, are mentioned in the Comments.
SM Stirling's post-Change Protectorate practises many deliberate archaisms, including the reintroduction of the gold rose nobel coin.
(We got there in the end.)