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Cambist

A banker. Cambistry. The science of exchange. From the Italian cambista , from cambio , meaning exchange.

Ruding (ii. 138) states that " in the year 1270, the keeper of the cambium was ap- pointed to assay the coins throughout the whole Kingdom. "


Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)
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