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Dread
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Now for something completely different

Post by Dread »

Before I started to spend all my extra monies on camera and dive equipment I started a collection of Ethiopian Coptic crosses and other memorabilia. This is a 'war medal' that I have, though I'm afraid I don't know much of its history. I believe it is Emperor Haile Selassie I, and was issued after the second Italo-Abyssinian war (1935-6). This conflict saw fascist Italian troops use mustard gas and flamethrowers against opponents armed with spears. Any Amharic speakers out there, feel free to provide a translation. An alternate genesis (from the double-sidedness and solder at the top) is that it's a coin that was made to look like a medal. Either way, I enjoy it.

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Can't read a word it says but it is quite a unique coin. Great images by the way. :D

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Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »

Definitely a unique coin! I found some similar images poking around the internet, but nothing that would really identify it. To me, it appears to be a coin that someone adapted to wear as a necklace, rather than a medal. No real idea what it is, though!
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Post by rjlittlefield »

Interesting and attractive!

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PS. These image files are longer than the posting guidelines allow. Should be 200 KB or less; these are almost twice that big. Just set that quality slider a bit lower when you save the jpeg. :wink:

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Post by Dread »

Thanks guys, sorry about the size! I'll keep an eye on that from now on.

I don't know how we ever figured things out before Google Images search... you can pretty much surf your way through a Biology undergraduate these days :)

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