Offered is an original Ethiopian Order of the Star of Ethiopia, Officer grade award. 78mm high, 2 piece medal, gilt metal five-pointed star, the lower two arms joined, on a suspension of a Europeanised Ethiopian coronet; the face with a traditional Ethiopian filigree shield pattern with raised central boss; the reverse plain with makers mark MADE IN ETHIOPIE B. SEVADJIAN; on original ribbon with officers rosette, with screwback attachment disc. The Order of the Star of Ethiopia was founded by Emperor Menelik II in 1884-85 when he was Negus (King) of Shoa and prior to his becoming Emperor of Ethiopia in 1889, and is said to be based on an older award.
It was awarded in five grades of which the present example is Officer. Prior to the overthrow of the Ethiopian monarchy in 1974, the Order was made by B. Sevadjian of Addis Ababa, apart from the period of Italian occupation from 1936 to 1941 when it was made by Mappin and Webb in London. We list militaria and coins weekly.We provide quality mounted medals, badges and historical research. We can mount your miniature or full size medals, ribbon bars or supply replacement ribbons or badges. We can also conduct military research on your behalf and value cherished objects with a current market or insured value.
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The item "WW2 ERA IMPERIAL ORDER OF THE STAR OF ETHIOPIA OFFICER GRADE MEDAL AWARD" is in sale since Wednesday, March 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1939 - 1945 (WWII)". The seller is "jb_military_antiques_14" and is located in 2/135 Russell St, Morley, Perth, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.