|Old silver cross (Amharic) from Ethiopia.|
The Christian Ethiopians have been wearing crosses for over 1,600 years as a sign of their faith. They are named mostly after towns or provinces of the highlands - are either cast in lost form or cut directly from Maria Theresia talers.
Lit.: Afrika im Schmuck - Angela Fisher - page 293
Exotische Schmuck - Katrin + Ulrich Klever - page 75