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forgery / coin

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1898,0206.1

  • Description

    Copper alloy coin; forgery.(obverse) Head and shoulders bust left, in circle.
    (reverse) Figure advancing right.

  • State

    • Aksumite Kingdom
  • Culture/period

  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 3.06 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
  • Curator's comments

    Not published in Munro-Hay 1999. In a review of this book, Juel-Jensen 1999 in Spink Numismatic Circular Vol CVII, July 1999 p.182 notes "What happened to the fanciful forgery which Lord Grantley gave to the British Museum in 1898?". This is that coin.

  • Bibliography

    • Anzani 1926 281, p.35 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1898

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1898,0206.1

Copper alloy coin; forgery.

Obverse & Reverse

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