Ousas

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Ousas
Kingdom of Aksum
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Preceded by
Nezool
King of Aksum Succeeded by
Kaleb

Ousas or Ousana(s) (c. 500) was a King of the Kingdom of Aksum. He succeeded Nezool atop the throne.

Ousas is primarily known from the coins that were minted during his reign. Since the gold coins issued with this king's name closely resemble those of King Kaleb, Munro-Hay suggests that Ousas may be another name of Tazena, who is described both in Ethiopian tradition and on Kaleb's coins as his father.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ S. C. Munro-Hay, Aksum: An African Civilization of Late Antiquity (Edinburgh: University Press, 1991), pp. 84, 88.