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Gold quinarius - Endubis

Gold quinarius - Endubis -  obverse Gold quinarius - Endubis -  reverse

Obverse © simoneo80 - Reverse © worldcoincatalog

Features

Country Aksum
Type Common coin
Years 270-290
Value Gold quinarius (1/2)
Metal Gold (.900)
Weight 2.6 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References BMC Aksum# 1-3
Catalogue of the Aksumite Coins in the British Museum
by Stuart Munro-Hay
(British Museum)

Obverse

Bust of the king wearing a headcloth and a drape. Crescent above with wheat stalks on both sides of the portrait. Legend in greek ΕΝΔΥΒΙC ΒΑCΙΛΕΥC, (King Endybis)

Lettering: ΕΝΔΥΒΙϹ ΒΑϹΙΛΕΥϹ

Reverse

Same design as obverse with legend AΧWMITW (Axum) BICI ΔAXY (man of Dakhu)

Lettering: ΑΧωΜΙΤω ΒΙϹΙ ΔΑΧΥ

Comments

Aksum was on the maritime trade route between the Roman (and later Byzantine) Empire and India. This coin seems to be compatible with the Roman gold Quinarius, or half Aureus.

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ND (270-290) 

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