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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rupee.
 
A silver coin = 2s. English (a florin). A lac of rupees = £10,000 sterling. Since the depreciation of silver the value of a rupee is considerably less.   1
        In 1870 an ounce of silver was worth 60 1/2d.; in 1876 it fell to 49d.; to-day (May, 1895) it is quoted between 58d. and 59d.; and at New York at 67 3/8d. per ounce.
 


 Runnymede.Rupert of Debate. 

 
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