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forgery / coin

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • 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 Position

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

  • 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


  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number


Copper alloy coin; forgery.

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