Æ14 - Ioel Large cross

Features

Issuer Aksum
King Ioel (circa 560)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 550
Currency Roman-Byzantine Solidus contemporary currency (301-cca. 640)
Composition Bronze
Weight 1.05 g
Diameter 14 mm
Shape Round
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 200696
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References MHAC# 132,
Stuart C. Munro-Hay, Bent Juel-Jensen; 1995. Aksumite Coinage (A revised and enlarged edition of "The Coinage of ). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
BMC Aksum# 471-479
Stuart Munro-Hay; 1999. Catalogue of the Aksumite Coins in the British Museum. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Draped bust right, wearing crown ornamented with a cross; cross before; small pellet behind.

Script: Ge'ez

Translation: King

Reverse

Greek cross, legend quartered.

Script: Ge'ez

Translation: Ioel

Comments

Hahn, Aksumite 59a

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