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Unit of measurement for each gold sovereign (7)


I believe the answer is:


'sovereign' is the definition.
(emperor is a type of sovereign ruler)

'unit of measurement for each gold' is the wordplay.
'unit of measurement' becomes 'em' (em is a kind of unit of measurement).
'for each' becomes 'per' (per person).
'gold' becomes 'or' ('or' is the heraldic name for gold).

(Other definitions for emperor that I've seen before include "Kaiser" , "noted by Beethoven" , "Say, Nero" , "Purple --; -- penguin" , "Japanese version of the king" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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