Addenda and Corrigenda to Aksumite Coinage
Below are listed addenda and corrigenda to the Type Descriptions and Plates in Munro-Hay S.C. and Juel-Jensen B.,
Aksumite Coinage, Spink, 1995 (henceforth AC). Those already published in the Errata in Spink Numismatic Circular,
March 1996, Vol. CIV/2, p.43 are asterisked.
Sometimes AC assigns separate type numbers to what are only die varieties of the same type; to continue
this approach would be impracticable and in such cases a range of type numbers may be given. For additional examples of
gold and silver types see the corpuses in Hahn and Keck 2020; additional examples of copper types will only be listed if the type is very rare.
Pre-Christian Period (Endubis to Ezanas)
Type 4 (Aphilas AV): *Delete A.9, which is the same coin as Type 4ii A.5 (see AC p. 10).
Type 8 (Aphilas AV): Under Obv., delete "(missing on A.4)" (see A.III 3/1).
On Plates, replace references "AIII 3/1" to "AIII 3/3" by "AIII 3/2" to "AIII 3/4".
Type 12 (Aphilas AE): Add another from Aksum, 3.88g, doubly pierced, from a different obv. die,.
in the Hahn collection.
Type 14 (Aphilas AE): Add: two in the Coffman collection (USA), 1.61 and 1.40g;
Roma e-sale 69 16 Apr 2020/564, 1.94g, ex 'Maekelay-Tigray' collection;
Leu Numismatik (Switzerland) Web auction 12 30-31 May 2020/1606, 2.68g;
private collection in the USA ex Gorny and Mosch auction 284 7 Mar 2022 lot 487, 2.07g.
Types 17-18 (Wazeba AR): On some specimens, the obv. or rev. Ge'ez N is vocalised, e.g. Spink 30 Mar 2006 /1077
for obv. and /1078 for rev.
Type 19 (Wazeba/Ousanas AR): On the Anzani specimen, the obv. Ge'ez N is vocalised.
Types 20-4 (Ousanas AV): Though AC lists only six specimens, West 2006 was able to count 38 (31 doubly pierced),
mainly recent finds from India, and the count now exceeds 50. The Mangalore hoard
(Hahn 1998, 2000iv) contained 18 of these.
West 2006 also noted three contemporary imitations (two doubly pierced and
one unpierced rev. bracteate) - two more (both doubly pierced) can now be added:
author's collection ex English private collection ex Den of Antiquity ex Baldwin 2 May 2006 /341, 2.84g;
CNG 83 22 May 2013 /1413, 2.04g.
Type 26 (Ousanas AR): *In Comments on the Plates, replace "Type 25" by "Type 26".
Type 28 (Ousanas AR): *In Comments on the Plates, replace "Type 26" by "Type 28".
Type 29 (Ousanas AE): Add: one in the author's collection, 1.03g; two in the Coffman collection (USA), 1.30 and 1.42g;
in silver, Savoca Numismatik 82 26 Jul 2020 /176, 1.72g.
Type 33 (Ousanas AR): In Comments on the Plates, replace "Type 32" by "Type 33" and *add JJ 118 to list in following sentence.
Type 38 (Ezanas AV): Delete - as noted, this type is a modern forgery.
Type 42a (Ezanas AR variety): This variety is not a brockage.
Type 44 (Ezanas AE): *On Plates replace type 45 by 44 (three times).
Types 45-45i (Anonymous AV and AR): Delete - as noted, these types are forgeries.
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