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Ancient Coinage of Axum, Ousanas

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BMC 245KINGS of AXUM. Ousanas. Circa 350-400 AD. AE18mm. OVAZEBAC BACI LEYC, draped bust right in headcloth, flanked by grain ears / +TOV TO APECH TH XWPA (May This [the cross] Please the Country), small draped bust right in circle; the interior of the circle gilt. Munro-Hay 54; BMC Aksum 245. TextImage
BMC 28KINGS of AXUM (Aksum). Ousanas. Circa 300 AD. AR 15mm (1.59g, 12h). BACILEYC OYCANAC (King Ousanas), draped bust right, in headcloth; pellet in crescent above / AxwMitwN BICIGICENE (Of the Aksumites man of Gisene), draped bust right, in headcloth; pellet in crescent above. Munro-Hay Type 26; BMC Aksum 28. TextImage
BMC 402AXUM. Ousas. Circa 500. AV 18mm (1.58 g, 11h). Crowned bust right, holding whisk; grain ears flanking / Draped bust right, in headcloth, holding whisk; grain ears flanking. Munro-Hay Type 86; BMC Aksum 402. TextImage
BMC 405KINGS of AXUM (Aksum). Ousana. Circa 500 AD. AV Third Solidus, 17mm (1.56 g, 12h). +OYCANA B-AGILELC (King Ousanas), crowned & robed bust right, framed by two grain ears / +BEDV [E]V +I+LIIC (By the grace of God), draped bust right, in headcloth, framed by two grain ears. Munro-Hay Type 89; BMC Aksum 405. TextImage
BMC JJ78AXUM. Ousana. Circa 500. AV 18mm (1.58 g, 11h). Crowned bust right, holding whisk; symbol above head; grain ears flanking / Draped bust right, in headcloth, holding whisk; grain ears flanking. Munro-Hay Type 86; BMC Aksum J-J 78. TextImage
Munro_26KINGS of AXUM (Aksum). Ousanas. Circa 290-300 AD. AR 15mm (1.78 g, 1h). BACILEVS OVCANAC, small draped bust right, in head cloth; crescent & pellet above / AxWMITWN BICI GICENE, small draped bust right, in head cloth; crescent & pellet above. Munro-Hay 26; cf. BMC Aksum 27-28. TextImage
Munro_27AXUM. Ousanas I. Circa 300-330. AR 15mm (1.87 g, 12h). Draped bust right, in headcloth; pellet-in-crescent above / Draped bust right, in headcloth; pellet-in-crescent above. Hahn, Aksumite 13a; Munro-Hay type 27; BMC Axum -. TextImage
Munro_28KINGS of AXUM (Aksum). Ousanas. Circa 300 AD. AR 13mm (0.85g, 12h). BACILEYC OYCANV (King Ousanas), draped bust right, in headcloth within circle; pellet in crescent above / AxmMITwN (Of the Aksumites), draped bust right, in headcloth; pellet in crescent above. Munro-Hay Type 28; BMC Aksum 29-39. TextImage
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Munro_85KINGS of AXUM (Aksum). Ousas. Circa 500 AD. AV Third Solidus (17mm, 1.50 gm, 12h). +OVCAC BACILEYC, draped bust right, in triple-arched crown & holding scepter; two grain ears flanking; symbol in outer left field / QEOV EVXAPICTIA(final A inverted), draped bust right, in headcloth & holding fly whisk; two grain ears flanking. Munro-Hay 85; Anzani 185; BMC Aksumite pp. 38-39. TextImage
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See also: Search for Ousanas at CoinArchives.com
Search for Ousanas at AncientImports.com
Search for Ousanas in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Ousanas in the ANS Database
Search for Ousanas at Incitatus Coins

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