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The joke relies on knowledge of old English coinage. A Noble was worth six shillings and eight pence, or eighty pence, which was 1/3 of a pound sterling (£), the pound being at that time worth 240 pence (in contrast with the decimalised value of 100 pence). The coin was minted for the last time in the 1460s (and in its final years was increased in value to ...


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Casanunda is a pun on Casanova, changing "over" to "under" (because he's short): [Casanova] has become so famous for his often complicated and elaborate affairs with women that his name is now synonymous with "womanizer". He associated with European royalty, popes, and cardinals, along with artistic figures Voltaire, Goethe, ...


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