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Aksum: a Late Antique Empire of Faith in Africa

26 Sep 2017 to 31 Jan 2018

Explore the religious and ideological history of the Aksumite empire in the light of the coins produced from the late 3rd century to c. 620.

The Ashmolean Museum has a world-class collection of such coins, with a very heavy concentration of gold issues by the kings.

Image: Gold coin of Ezanas of Aksum, pre-Christian period, mid 340s–360

Gallery 7 | Admission Free