E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
An English coin representing 2s., or the tenth of a sovereign, issued in 1849. Camden informs us that Edward III. issued gold florins worth 6s., in 1337. The word is generally supposed to be derived from Florence; but as it had a lily on one side, probably it is connected with the Latin flos, a flower. (See GRACELESS FLORIN.)