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Research Coins: Printed Auction

Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 1188. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007. 
Sold For $555. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AXUM. Ebana. Circa 440-470. AV 17mm (1.60 g, 12h). Crowned bust right, holding whisk; grain ears flanking / Draped bust right, wearing headcloth, holding whisk; grain ears flanking. Hahn, Aksumite 34.2 var. (legends); Munro-Hay type 71; BMC Axum 304. Good VF. Well struck for issue.

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.