spur-ryal
Spur-royal Spur"-roy`al (sp[^u]r"roi`al), n. A gold coin, first made in the reign of Edward IV., having a star on the reverse resembling the rowel of a spur. In the reigns of Elizabeth and of James I., its value was fifteen shillings. [Written also {spur-rial}, and {spur-ryal}.] [1913 Webster]

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