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Æ17 - Wazena

Features

Country Aksum
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 525-550
Currency Roman-Byzantine Solidus contemporary currency (301-cca. 640)
Composition Bronze
Weight 1.52 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References MHAC# 119,
Aksumite Coins
by Stuart Munro-Hay
(Spink)
BMC Aksum# 415
Catalogue of the Aksumite Coins in the British Museum
by Stuart Munro-Hay
(British Museum)

Obverse

Bust of Wazena right, wearing headcloth ornamented on front, holding grain ear in front of him.

Translation: "King WZN".

Reverse

Cross crosslet, with gilt inlay at centre, ornamented with four pointed branches dividing lettering.

Translation: "He Who is Fitting for the People".

Comments

Lettering in Ge'ez language.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (525-550) 

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Æ17 - Wazena