Anaeb

500s-600s
Orthodox Church
Ethiopia

Anaeb or Ebana, Emperor, (perhaps fl. 6th or 7th century A. D.), was a Christian ruler of the Aksumite Empire in the period after Emperor Kaléb. He is known only through his currency, which was struck in silver, inscribed in Greek, and bears his effigy and the Cross. C. Conti Rossini suggests the reading ANAS for the name of this Emperor.

Richard K. P. Pankhurst


Bibliography

C. Conti Rossini, “Monete aksumite,” Africa Italiana, Vol. I (1927): 206-207.

A. Kammerer, La Mer Rouge, l’Abyssinie et l’Arabie depuis l’antiquité (Le Caire, 1929), Vol. I, 135.

A. Anzani, “Numismatica axumita,” Rivista Italiana di Numismatica e Scienze Affini, XXXIX (1926): 38, 82.


This article is reproduced, with permission, from The Dictionary of Ethiopian Biography, Vol. 1 ‘From Early Times to the End of the Zagwé Dynasty c. 1270 A.D.,’ copyright © 1975, edited by Belaynesh Michael, S. Chojnacki and Richard Pankhurst, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All rights reserved.