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Tremissis - Kaleb


Country Aksum
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 475-525
Value Tremissis (1/3)
Currency Roman-Byzantine Solidus contemporary currency (301-cca. 640)
Composition Gold
Weight 1.6 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References MHAC# 102,
Aksumite Coins
by Stuart Munro-Hay
BMC Aksum# 408
Catalogue of the Aksumite Coins in the British Museum
by Stuart Munro-Hay
(British Museum)


Bust of Kaleb right, crowned, draped, flanked by grain ears, within beaded circle.

Lettering: +ΧΑΗΒ ΒΑϹΙΛΕΥϹ+

Translation: "King Kaleb".


Bust of Kaleb right, wearing headcloth ornamented on the front, draped, flanked by grain ears, within beaded circle.

Lettering: +ΥΙΟϹ ΘΕΝΕΝΑ+

Translation: "Son of Tazena".


Aksum was on the maritime trade route between the Roman Empire, which became the Byzantine Empire in late 6th century, and India. This coin seems to be compatible with the Roman-Byzantine Tremissis, created in the last Roman Empire century and remaining after the Anastasius reform replacing the Roman system by the Byzantine system.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (475-525) 

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