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ID:     300022
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Ancient Africa
Region:     AKSUMITE KINGDOM
Issuer:     Ousas
Date Ruled:     ca. 500 AD
Metal:     Gold
Diameter:     17 mm
Weight:     1.58 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     +OYCAC BACILEYC (King Ousas), crowned and draped bust right, holding short stick within beaded circle
Reverse Description:     +QEOY EYXAPICTIA(Thanks be to God), draped bust right, wearing headcloth, holding fly whisk, framed by two grain ears, within beaded circle; final A of legend inverted
Primary Reference:     Munro-Hay Type 85
Reference2:     BMC Aksum -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=78054
Grade:     Near VF, toned.