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Greek pendant cross - Ethiopia
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Greek pendant cross - Ethiopia
Origin
Ethiopia
Provenance
Private collection, southern Germany
Material
Coin silver alloy
Size
L: 4 x B: 3.2 cm
Description
Old, pendant cross (Amharic) from Ethiopia.

Stylized Andreas cross in the middle

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.: The Ethiopian Cross - Dr. W. Korabiewicz

Price:   45,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  18-123
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