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  • Ethiopia, Empire. An Order of the Star of Ethiopia, Grand Cross Star, c.1900
  • Ethiopia, Empire. An Order of the Star of Ethiopia, Grand Cross Star, c.1900
  • Ethiopia, Empire. An Order of the Star of Ethiopia, Grand Cross Star, c.1900
  • Ethiopia, Empire. An Order of the Star of Ethiopia, Grand Cross Star, c.1900
  • Ethiopia, Empire. An Order of the Star of Ethiopia, Grand Cross Star, c.1900
  • Ethiopia, Empire. An Order of the Star of Ethiopia, Grand Cross Star, c.1900

Item: EG2576

Ethiopia, Empire. An Order of the Star of Ethiopia, Grand Cross Star, c.1900

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Ethiopia, Empire. An Order of the Star of Ethiopia, Grand Cross Star, c.1900

Instituted in 1884. An ornately designed star in silver gilt, voided design, measuring 77.7 mm (w) x 77.3 mm (h), vertical pinback flanked by dual stays, light contact, near extremely fine.

Footnote: The Order of the Star of Ethiopia was established as an order of knighthood of the Ethiopian Empire, founded by the Negus of Shoa and later emperor of Ethiopia Menelik II in 1884-1885. It is currently awarded as a house order by the Crown Council of Ethiopia. The Order was established to honour foreign and domestic civilian and military officials & individuals for service to the country, and was considered the fifth ranking order of the Empire of Ethiopia alongside the Order of Menelik II.

This offering is a part of the "Dr. Albert Goodwin Collection", a preeminent assemblage of world Orders, Medals, and Decorations composed solely by Dr.Goodwin between 1946-1967. Dr. Goodwin had a successful career as an educator and prominent physician in New York as well as actively serving in both World Wars with the United States Medical Corps. He acted as both President and Vice-President of the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) and is responsible for organizing their first convention in 1960. He maintained further membership with the American Society of Military Collectors, the International Orders Research Society, and the American Numismatic Society. His knowledge and passion for history and awards is evident in this meticulously compiled collection that is now available in its entirety for the first time exclusively on eMedals.com.

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