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Bronze coin - Ioel long cross

Bronze coin - Ioel (long cross) -  obverse Bronze coin - Ioel (long cross) -  reverse

Features

Country Aksum
Type Common coin
Years 550-570
Metal Bronze
Weight 0.85 g
Diameter 11 mm
Shape Round (Irregular)
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References MHAC# 134, BMC Aksum# 484-507
Aksumite Coins
by Stuart Munro-Hay
(Spink)
Catalogue of the Aksumite Coins in the British Museum
by Stuart Munro-Hay
(British Museum)

Obverse

Crowned facing bust; crescent to right

Translation:
"King Ioel"
(in Ge'ez)

Reverse

Long cross

Translation:
"Christ is with us"
(in Ge'ez)

Comments

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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