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Rex-dol(l)o(u)r, Rix-dollor, -ar(e, -er, n. Also: reix-; ryx-; rich- and -dallor, -er. [e.m.E. réekes doller (1598), rix dollar (1622), rich dollar (c1645), older Du. rijcksdaler, Germ. reichsthaler.] A silver coin and money of account, current from the latter part of the 16th century in various European countries. Current also in Scotland. Sometimes written as one word. (a) Restand awand … [340] rex dollouris; 1589 Edinb. B. Rec. V 9.
Four auld silver dollouris or lv s. money of Scotland for the price thairof and that in full contentatioun of ane obligatioun and sowme of sex auld rex dollouris thairin contenit as failyie of delyverie … of ane suffycient hors; 1615 Orkney & Shetl. Ct. Bks. 102.
The rex and lyoun dollours wer fittest to … have course and passage in the countrie; 1629 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. III 8.
Toucheing the difference of the rex dollours amongs thameselffes in value, weight or fynnesse; Ib. 51.
The best of the rex dolloris being in wecht and fynesse according to your maiesties ordinances worth no more bot 4 sh. 5 d. sterline; 1632 Aberd. Council Lett. I 354.
Ib. 355.
Rex dollares; 1640 Kirkcudbr. Min. Bk. 2.
The lords of secreit counsell … ordains rex dollers to have course among his majesteis subjects, being fyftene drop of weight at 54 s., being 14 drop weight at 53 s. 4 d.; 1642 Cochran-Patrick Coinage II 68.
The spaces of money to passe in the kingdome for the availes after-specified, viz. The rex dollor to give fiftie eight shillingis [etc.]; 1645 Ib. 6.
A rex dolor; 1660 Caithness Ch. Rec. in Old Lore Misc. IV 175.
That he gat fra Janet Glas fourtein rex dollers and that the half of thame was mylne rynis; 1668 Rothesay B. Rec. 149.
The rex or bank dollour; 1670 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. III 126.
A rex dollor Scotis money; 1685 Stranraer B. Ct. 15 Sept.
I found that 4 rex dollors and three leg dollers make just 20 lib.; 1688 Bk. Old Edinb. C. XXVII 153.
Ane rex daller; 1689–90 Glasgow B. Rec. III 516.
(b) Reixdollars; 1651 Th. A. Fischer The Scots in Sweden (1907) 230.
(c) Ane rix dollor; 1626 Dunferm. B. Rec. II 153.
In the moneyes of Germanie … the rix doller being excessiuelie highted to 20 florens; 1632 Cochran-Patrick Coinage II 34.
Ryxdoller; 1647 Cuningham Journal 154.
The rix dolloris cryit doun in Edinbrugh fra 56 s. to 54 s.; Spalding I 75.
Rixdollers; 1650 Misc. Maitl. C. II 476.
Twentie six rix dollors, being 76 li. 17 s.; 1675 Stirling B. Rec. II 18.
In Scotland we … keep our account … oftentimes by dollers, which is either called legg or cross-dollers, being 2 lb. 16 s. Scots, or els rix-dollors, being 2 lb. 18 s. Scots; Paterson Sc. Arithm. 9.
Rixdollars; 1694 Dunkeld Presb. I 294.
A good [otter] skin … will cost a rix dollar, or 3 lb. Scots; Descr. Zetland 5.
Rix dallors; 1718 Glasgow B. Rec. IV 26.
(d) 4 rich [? for rex] dollars; 1666 Melrose Reg. Rec. II 143.

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