Classic DACB Collection

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Eon (Eôn)

Alternate Names: Eôn
Ancient Christian Church

Eôn, Emperor (perhaps fl. 4th century A.D.), was a Christian ruler of the Aksumite empire. His coins were struck in gold, and carry his effigy and the Cross of Christ. The Greek inscription styles him as “the man of Anaaph.”

A. K. Irvine and Richard K. P. Pankhurst


A. Anzani, “Numismatica axumita,” Rivista Italiana di Numismatica e Scienze Affini, XXXIX (1926): 34-5, 64-6 (under Bisi Anaafeon).

C. Conti Rossini, “Monete aksumite,” Africa Italiana, Vol. I (1927): 198-9.

J. Doresse, L’Empire du Prêtre-Jean (Paris, 1957), Vol. I, 134.

F. Anfray, “Les rois d’ Axoum d’après la numismatique,” Journal of Ethiopian Studies, Vol. VI, No. 2 (1968): 1-3.

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.