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ID:     761778
Type:     Ancient Africa
Region:     AKSUMITE KINGDOM
Issuer:     AGD
Date Ruled:     ca. 500-525 AD
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     AR16
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD Circa AD 500-525
Diameter:     16 mm
Weight:     0.97 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     “AGD, King of Aksum” in Ge’ez
Obverse Description:     Crowned facing bust
Reverse Legend:     “The king who exalts the Savior” in Ge’ez
Reverse Description:     Square-armed voided cross within arched distyle canopy
Primary Reference:     Munro-Hay Type 126i
Reference2:     cf. BMC Aksum 440-445
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=81241
Grade:     VF, lightly toned, traces of gilding on crown and in center of cross
Notes:     Well-centered and attractive strike Rare