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CNG 85, Lot: 1416. Estimate $500.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LOW COUNTRIES, Kamerijk (Cambrai). Peter III van Lévis-Mirepoix. Bishop, 1309-1324. AR Kleine Groot (23mm, 2.02 g, 11h). + · PЄTRVS · ЄPISCOPVS · (double saltire stops), facing bust, wearing episcopal regalia / + ΛVЄ MΛRIΛ GRΛTIΛ PL(trefoil)Є/CΛ MЄ RΛ CV´, voided double-line cross pattée. Cf. Robert 311; Boudeau 2015. EF, toned.

Commercially well located, the Diocese of Cambrai roughly coincided with the shire of Brabant, and included the central region of the Low Countries. During the Middle Ages the city grew rich as a producer of woolen cloth, linen, and cambric. Cambrai was a member of the commercial Hanseatic League of seventeen cities of the Low Countries who developed trade with Champagne and Paris.