Continental sterling of Enguerrand of Créqui

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Issued by: Enguerrand of Créqui
Denomination: Continental Sterling
Mint: Cambrai
Period: Medieval
Date found: 17/08/2023
Location: Warwick


This is a continental sterling issued by Enguerrand of Créqui as Bishop of Cambrai who was Bishop of Cambrai from 1273-1285.

The obverse shows the arms of the Diocese of Cambrai and reads IGER/RAN/N EPC for Bishop Enguerrand. The reverse legend reads MON/CAM/ERA/CEN which is the mint signature for Cambrai; Cameracensis is the Latin word for Cambrai.

This is only the second coin of Enguerrand on the PAS and is considered to be a Find of Note of Regional Importance.