c. 614 CE
Bronze coin. c. 614 CE.
Obverse: Draped, crowned bust of the king facing right and holding
cross-scepter. Legend in Ge'ez 'King Armah'.
Reverse: Gold inlayed cross flanked by wheat ears. Legend
in Ge'ez 'Let there be joy to the people'.
Weight: ~1.5 g.
Reference: Munro-Hay/Juel-Jensen 152, BMC(British Museum Collection)
Silver coin. c. 614 CE.
Obverse: Bust of king wearing a guilded crown facing right and
holding cruciform scepture. Legend in Ge'ez 'King Armah'.
Reverse: Gold inlayed cross on an arch with gold inlay at the bottom
by by two columns topped with crosses (Possible representation of
Church of the Holy Sepulchre). Legend in Ge'ez 'Mercy and
Weight: ~0.8 g Diameter: ~22 mm.
Reference: Munro-Hay/Juel-Jensen 151, BMC(British Museum Collection)