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Austrokiwi

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Possible unlisted Ethiopian medal
« on: April 10, 2011, 04:00:05 PM »
On e bay I recently saw a medal that seemed very similar in style to a known Ethiopian medal. There was little interest in the piece so I purchased it. Over the last few days, off and on, I have been comparing the "unknown medal to the known (Gill M38, page 123 in gills book). The known medal is 27 mm in diametre and according to Gill should have a loop attached.  You can see in the photographs the unknown is of larger diametre. I believe the two are so similar in style so as to suggest the unknown is possibly an Ethiopian struck piece.

Can any one offer their opinion?   
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Austrokiwi

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Re: Possible unlisted Ethiopian medal
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011, 04:00:53 PM »
Here is the reverse comparison


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Re: Possible unlisted Ethiopian medal
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2011, 04:34:01 PM »
Interesting detail: the cross on top of the crown over the arms...

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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Austrokiwi

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Re: Possible unlisted Ethiopian medal
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2011, 05:59:40 PM »
Interesting detail: the cross on top of the crown over the arms...

Your referring to its absence on the unknown piece?   That' s one of the features that  suggests its from a different source... For me its the primative engraving style and similar shape of the letters on the Unknown piece with the The Ethiopian Medals reverse. The obverse, I am guessing, was taken from  French made dies.