The centuries leading to the time of 
Christ are arguably, given world population at
the time, the most prosperous and enlightened 
moment in all of human history. This was 
almost certainly true of the phenotypic 
African. Gold, the precious metal of the 
gods and kings, even named a country - 
Nubia; Nub in ancient Egypt meant “gold,” 
and the land of gold below Egypt became
known a Nubia. The Mitanni king ( 2b is a 
Mittani goddess) once even complained to a 
pharoah that gold was as plentiful as dirt in Egypt
and he saw no reason why his gifts should not be more 
extravagant. Africa, it appears, introduced the world to gold and it is found as 
early as 4200 BC in Sudanese grave goods.

This page provides an introduction 
to coinage or figurine of 
Africans leading to the 
centuries before and 
immediately after Christ - 
arguably, the African 
Golden Age; and the age 
preceding the age of 
enslavement and impoverish-
ment extending until today. 
There was a time Africa (Egypt is 
also in Africa) did not need handouts from 
others as it was independent and its people free, industrious, 
highly successful, and a magnet to the world.

1] Queen Amanishaketo of Nubia is shown with her regeant in gold. 
Their jaws have the African trait of sometimes 
protruding - they are prognacious. 2] Akenaten 
has been portrayed as white in today’s press. 
As Egypt is often spoken of as being the 
recipient of white Hittite (in Anatolia) and 
Mitanni (in Syria) culture I have shown in 
[2a, b, c, and d] that these peoples were 
not white but African. I have showed that 
the Hittite [2a] and MItanni [2b] were 
African. And as Nefertiti was likley a 
Mitanni queen and Tutankamen her 
grandson, as she was African; and as his 
mother Kiya [2c] was African, Tut was African
(despite the new face National Geograhic gave him). Tut was also a heavy user of 
gold. [3] Tutankamun’s wife is here portrayed in a gold statuette as is the Syrian god 
El [4] and the liberator of Assyria from the Hittites, Ashur Uballit [5]. 

Under the reign of Kanisha [6] Buddha’s image first appeared on coins and was mass produced for the first time. You will see other portrayals of Kanisha in other 
nationalities but as this appears on his coffin, it is likely the most credible. Chandragupta of India is one of its greatest leaders and his balls or woolly hair [7] 
identifies his as African. The Christian world rejoiced when Valentine of Rome [8] defeated Attila and the Huns. What did Attila look like? There are many 
portrayals but know that Valentine hated Attila with a rare passion. He was, moreover, Attila’s contemporary. Who, among those to whom we have access in 
history would better know what Attila looked like than Valentine? To commemorate his victory over Attila, Valentine had the gold coin issued you see in [8]. His 
foot is standing upon a head of balls of woolly hair - that head is the head of Attila the Hun: an African. This gold you see represents the highpoint of African 
civilization worldwide (my future pages will show Africans in gold coin and figurine from other lands and continents., art history, Paul Marc Washington,
The Golden Age of the African, Part 2.
The Golden Age of the African, Part 3.