c. 350 CE
Bronze coin. c. 330-356 CE.
Obverse: Draped right facing bust of the king wearing a headcloth and
flaked by wheat ears.
Cross above the
portrait. Legend "MHDYS King of Aksum" in Ge'ez language.
Reverse: A cross with gilt center spot in a circle with a legend "By
This Cross He Will Conquer" in Ge'ez language.
Weight: ~0.8 g Diameter: 16 mm.
Reference: Munro-Hay/Juel-Jensen 70 , BMC (British Museum Collection)