Aksumite Numismatic News Archive
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(4 Nov 2000) Reprints of Arturo Anzani's now scarce pioneering works on Aksumite numismatics are available from
Arnaldo Forni Editore in Bologna, Italy. Numismatica Axumita (1926) is priced at 98000 lire and
Numismatica e Storia d'Etiopia (1928) at 55000 lire. e-mail orders to
(6 Nov 2000) The October issue of The Numismatic Circular includes A New Gold Coin of King Ousana of Aksum by Stuart Munro-Hay
describing and illustrating a coin owned by an American collector Gerard Anaszewicz. Munro-Hay assigns it the new Aksumite Coinage type number 90a.
(12 Nov 2000) Frank Sternberg's Zurich Auction on 28/29 October included 33 Aksumite silver and copper coins (lots 1008 to 1040).
Unsold lots are still available at Sternberg XXXV.
(30 Jan 2001) The 14th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies held at Addis Ababa University 6-11 November 2000 included
a paper by Hahn and Kropp, "Biblical Names of Aksumite Kings as Attested on their Coins".
(14 Mar 2001)
The publication by Luigi Pedroni of an old Italian collection of over 400 Aksumite coins has appeared.
(3 May 2003)
At the Jena regional meeting of the Oriental Numismatic Society on 3 May 2003 Thomas Higel spoke
on "Aksumite Coinage: a Preliminary Typology" (summary in Newsletter 176).
(17 May 2004)
Eric Godet will be presenting his doctoral thesis on Aksumite coins at the Sorbonne on 26 May 2004.
(26 Nov 2004)
The death is reported of the great Aksumite scholar Stuart Munro-Hay, co-author of the standard work
(30 Jan 2007) Bent Juel-Jensen, co-author of the standard work Aksumite Coinage, died 20 Dec 2006 aged 84.
(26 Nov 2007) Wolfgang Hahn will lecture to the Royal Numismatic Society 18 Dec 2007
on "Christian Symbolism on Aksumite coins - the Typological Concept and Composition".
(24 Jul 2009) Images of all the British Museum Aksumite coins are available at the
(18 Nov 2010) The second known specimen of the Wazeba gold will appear in the CNG Triton sale 4-5 January 2011.
(27 Dec 2016) "Sylloge of Aksumite Coins in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford" by Wolfgang Hahn and Vincent West will be generally available in January 2017.
(5 Sep 2017) The Ashmolean Museum Oxford is staging a numismatic exhibition "Aksum: a Late Antique Empire of Faith in Africa"
in Gallery 7 from 26 Sep 2017 to 31 Jan 2018.
(15 Apr 2022) The death is sadly reported of Giuseppe Girola, the eminent collector and researcher of Aksumite coins.
This page is maintained by Vincent West. Last updated 31 Aug 2022