Endybis

Endubis
Aksumite king
British Museum.
Reign 270 - 300

Endubis (c. 270–c. 300) was a king of Axum, a city in Ethiopia. He was among the earliest rulers of Aksum, and Africa for that matter, to mint coins. These coins were issued in gold and silver.

On the coins of Endubis so far recovered, either of two mottos were engraved. On some coins he described himself as "BACIΛEYC AΧWMITW", "king of Axum". On others appeared the motto "BICI ΔAXY", "bisi Dakhu"; this is the first appearance of the title "bisi", which S. C. Munro-Hay believes is related to the Ge'ez word "be'esya", "man of".[1]

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External links

  • Page with coin struck under Endubis
Regnal titles
Preceded by
DTWNS
King of Axum Succeeded by
Aphilas
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