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Æ 11 - Ioel long cross


Country Aksum
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 550-570
Currency Roman-Byzantine Solidus contemporary currency (301-cca. 640)
Composition Bronze
Weight 0.85 g
Diameter 11 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References MHAC# 134,
Aksumite Coins
by Stuart Munro-Hay
BMC Aksum# 484-507
Catalogue of the Aksumite Coins in the British Museum
by Stuart Munro-Hay
(British Museum)


Bust of Ioel, right, crowned, wearing cloak; crescent in right field.

Translation: "King Ioel".


Long Latin cross.

Translation: "Christ is with us".


Lettering in Ge'ez language.

Unlike gold and silver coinage minted for the trade route between the Byzantine Empire and India, this bronze coin seems to have a local use.

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

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Catalog Aksum Æ 11 - Ioel (long cross)