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Offline gpimper

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Axumite Script
« on: May 12, 2019, 05:24:04 AM »
Can't say I've ever seen this...now that is cool :-)
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Offline Manzikert

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Re: Axumite Script
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 10:06:02 AM »
Unfortunately, just to confuse you, most Axumite coin legends are written in Greek letters ;D

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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Axumite Script
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 10:15:27 AM »
The coins of Axum are among the first of sub-Saharan Africa and for that reason alone popular, therefore hard to find and expensive. There may well be a connection with Amharic, though, a script you can find on modern and current Ethiopian coins.

Peter
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Re: Axumite Script
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 04:07:58 AM »
Manzikert, that's what I'm seeing! Greek or something close to it.  Never new.
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