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Axum. Ebana. Circa 440-470.

AV 18mm (1.60 g, 12h).
Crowned bust right, holding whisk; grain ears flanking
Draped bust right, wearing headcloth, holding whisk; grain ears flanking.
Munro-Hay type 71; BMC Axum 304. VF, weak strike.

The coins of Ebana are by far the commonest of Aksumite gold types and have been found mostly on the Arabian Peninsula. Despite Ebana’a great resources, little else is known of him apart from the evidence of the coins.

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