|Coins - Gold - Ancient|
|Realisation Price||700.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / The Pre-Long Beach Auction (#62) - 30/01/2011 / Greek Continued / Lot 3170
Byzantine and Related. Kingdom of Axum. Endubis, c. AD 270-290. Gold Aureus of Reduced Weight or Gold Unit (2.68 g). AEF Draped bust right of Endubis flanked by grain stalks; above, disc and crescent. Draped bust right of Endubis flanked by grain stalks, above, disc and crescent. Munro-Hay AV.1. This gold coin was struck under the first pagan king of Ethiopia; later, the kingdom was converted to Christianity around the time of Constantine the Great, c. AD 330. The reverse legend translates to "Endubis, King of the Aksumites. Man of Dakhu". Estimated Value $350 - 450.