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ID:     253368
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Ancient Africa
Region:     AKSUMITE KINGDOM
Issuer:     MHDYS
Date Ruled:     ca. 400-450 AD
Metal:     Bronze
Diameter:     16 mm
Weight:     0.83 g
Obverse Description:     "MHDYS King of Aksum" (in Ge'ez), draped bust right wearing headcloth, flanked by grain ears
Reverse Description:     "By This Cross He Will Conquer" (in Ge'ez), cross potent; the interior of the cross gilt
Primary Reference:     Munro-Hay 70
Reference2:     BMC Aksum 293
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=44717
Grade:     Near VF, some earthen patina.
Notes:     The exact name of the king called "MHDYS" on his coins is unknown.