Ethiopia, Commemorative Medal for the Ethiopian Patriots who resisted the Italian Invasion and Occupation of 1935 to 1941.

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Ethiopia, Commemorative Medal for the Ethiopian Patriots who resisted the Italian Invasion and Occupation of 1935 to 1941. Commemorative Medal for the Ethiopian Patriots who resisted the Italian Invasion and Occupation of 1935 to 1941. Circular dark bronze medal with loop and isosceles trapezium-shaped ribbon bar bearing an Amharic inscription; the face with the heads of two warriors facing right, a flintlock rifle and bugle below, all within a cartridge belt; the reverse plain stippled; on a replaced ribbon in the Ethiopian national colours. The medal was created after the Ogaden war of 1977-1978 with Somalia to commemorate the Ethiopian patriots who fought against Italian invasion and occupation between 1935 and 1941. It was designed by Colonel Tibebe Desta of the Ethiopian Air Force, a noted artist and imperial portrait painter, who organised the Grand Expo in Addis Ababa after the war with Somalia and was noted for his design of coins and medals both during the Imperial period and the Derg. Condition: Extremely Fine