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ID:     155025
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Ancient Africa
Region:     AKSUMITE KINGDOM
Issuer:     Ousas
Date Ruled:     ca. 500 AD
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Third Solidus
Diameter:     17 mm
Weight:     1.50 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     +OVCAC BACILEYC, draped bust right, wearing triple-arched crown and holding sceptre; two grain ears flanking; symbol in outer left field
Reverse Description:     QEOV EVXAPICTIA(final A inverted), draped bust right, wearing headcloth and holding fly whisk; two grain ears flanking
Primary Reference:     Munro-Hay 85
Reference2:     Anzani 185
Reference3:     BMC Aksumite pp. 38-39
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=55983
Grade:     Good VF, traces of toning on reverse.