This “coinage” used in The Middle Ages, was first minted in England around 1344. Commissioned by King Edward III, The Noble weighed 120 grams. It was (at the time) worth half of The German “Mark”. By the 14th Century a Noble was worth roughly 6 English Shillings. The gold value of The Noble was low. Notwithstanding, The Noble would have a “name change”around 1465 to “The Royal” (due to it's engravings of a Reigning Monarch or related Royal symbolism).