Middle English Dictionary Entry

flō̆ren, -ein, -in, -an n.
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(a) A gold coin minted at Florence and stamped with the figure of a lily, a florin; any foreign gold coin; an English gold coin worth 6s. 8d., i.e., a noble; (b) ~ of Florence, a Florentine florin; four florens weight, a weight equal to that of four florins; mark of florens, a mark in florins, florins to the value of one mark; pound of florens, florins to the value of one pound. [See R. Källner, Die Bezeichnungen für Geldwert im ME (1934).]