Æ17 - Wazena

Features

Country Aksum
King Wazena (circa 540)
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
Number N# 153624
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References MHAC# 119,
Stuart C. Munro-Hay, Bent Juel-Jensen; 1995. Aksumite coinage. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
BMC Aksum# 415
Stuart Munro-Hay; 1999. Catalogue of the Aksumite Coins in the British Museum. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom.

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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ND (525-550) 

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