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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 1191. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007. 
Sold For $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AXUM. Nezana / Nezool. Circa 470-490. AV 17mm (1.63 g, 12h). Crowned bust right, surmounted by cross, holding whisk; grain ears flanking / Draped bust right, wearing headcloth surmounted by cross; grain ears flanking. Hahn, Aksumite 38a; Munro-Hay type 77; BMC Axum p. 38. Good VF.



Nezool (also called Nezana) succeeded Ebana, but as in the case of his predecessor we know little of his reign apart from the evidence of his coins.