Edwardian Sterlings

William of Hainaut, Bishop of Cambrai, 1285-1296

John of Avesnes.

William of Avesnes, or Hainaut, born in 1254 and died in 1296, was a French prelate of the thirteenth century. He is the son of John I of Avesnes and Adelaide of Holland. He is the brother of John II of Avesnes, Count of Hainaut, Holland and Zeeland.
William is provost of Cambrai, at the time of his election as bishop of Cambrai in 1290. There are many arguments between the bishop and the chapter. There can be a lot of sympathy between the bishop and the canons, when we know that they are at war with John of Avesnes, Count of Hainault, brother of William, whose officers had come to the village Onains to burn down several houses, ddemolish the mill, remove the bailiff with other people and many cattle, and they have even hanged a man. After several successive compromises, these disputes did not end until 1335.
William died in 1296, on the route to Jerusalem.

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Sterling, William of Hainaut, Bishop of Cambrai, Cambrai, ca. 1292-96, Mayhew 87

Reign/Issue Authority:William of Hainaut, Bishop of Cambrai
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Cambrai
Issue date:Ca. 1292-96
Weight:1,18 gr
Diameter:19x20 mm
Rarity:R1
Reference:Mayhew 87
Catalogue #:0052
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+GVILLS•ЄPISCOPVS
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:CAM ЄRA CЄN SIS
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Sterling, William of Hainaut, Bishop of Cambrai, Cambrai, ca. 1292-96, Mayhew 88

Reign/Issue Authority:William of Hainaut, Bishop of Cambrai
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Cambrai
Issue date:Ca. 1292-96
Weight:1,20 gr
Diameter:19 mm
Rarity:R1
Reference:Mayhew 88
Catalogue #:0012
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+GVILLS:ЄPISCOPVS
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:CAM ЄRA CЄN SIS
Extra info: