Description

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Obverse

Roaring Ethiopian lion bust facing right. state name in Amharic above. The five-digit Ethiopian date (EE) of minting appears in Ge'ez (Ethiopic) numerals at the bottom (10+9*100+60+9 = EE1969 (1977)).

Variations:
KM# 43.1: small lion head right, uniform chin whiskers
KM# 43.2: small lion head right, two long chin whiskers at left nearly touch date
KM# 43.3: large lion head right

ኢትዮጵያ
፲፱፻፷፱

Reverse

Two oxen pulling a plough in front of a farmer with a whip, Western value above, texted value in Amharic below.

1
አንድ:ሳንቲም

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium
Weight 0.6 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 43.1, KM# 43.2, KM# 43.3
Mints
Franklin Mint (FM)
Royal Mint

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