c. 590 CE.
Gold coin. c. 590 CE.
Obverse: Crowned, draped and right facing bust of the king
flanked by wheat ears in a beaded circle.
Cross above the
portrait. Legend BACILIAX WMI (King of the Axumites) outside .
Reverse: Draped right facing bust of the king wearing a head
cloth flanked by wheat ears inside a beaded circle.
Legend IC AP AH L (Israel) outside the circle.
Weight: ~1.5 g Diameter: 17mm.
Reference: Munro-Hay/Juel-Jensen 143. BMC (British Museum