AKSUM: A LATE ANTIQUE EMPIRE OF FAITH IN AFRICA

FREE DISPLAY

26 September 2017 to 14 January 2018

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

Gallery 7

Free Admission

Complementary to Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions, this display features coins of Aksum, the earliest Christian empire in Africa (Ethiopia), emitted from the late 3rd century to c. 620. The exhibition will focus on the chronology of the kings of Aksum, which show their progression from a pagan past to Christianity and highlight elements of early Christian iconography and kingship on the coins.

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