Ethiopia, Empire: Order of Emperor Menelik II, 3rd Class Commander Grade. Bronze-gilt and enamels. Ribbon loop bearing makers mark for Arthus Bertrand of Paris. Complete with original ribbon and neck ties. Of excellent quality.
Condition: slightly evidence of wear, enamel work good, Nearly Extremely Fine
The Order of Menelik II is an Ethiopian order established in 1924 by then-Regent Tafari Makonnen, during the reign of Empress Zewditu I, to honour the memory of Emperor Menelik II. It was often referred to as the Order of the Lion, for the lion depicted in the center of the red and green cross. The honour was designed by the Parisian firm Arthus-Betrand, and is presented in five grades: Knight Grand Cross, Knight Commander, Commander, Officer and Member.