Æ16 - Ioel Large cross


Country Aksum
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 550-570
Currency Roman-Byzantine Solidus contemporary currency (301-cca. 640)
Composition Bronze
Weight 0.82 g
Diameter 16 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References MHAC# 131,
Aksumite Coins
by Stuart Munro-Hay
BMC Aksum# 458
Catalogue of the Aksumite Coins in the British Museum
by Stuart Munro-Hay
(British Museum)


Bust of Ioel, right, crowned, wearing cloak.

Translation: "King".


Large cross, lettering in between its branches.

Translation: "Ioel".


Lettering in Ge'ez language.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (550-570) 

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Catalog Aksum Æ16 - Ioel (Large cross)