Order of Menelik II

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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 honor 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.[1] The honor was designed by the Parisian firm Arthus-Betrand, and is presented in five grades: Knight Grand Cross, Knight Commander, Commander, Officer and Member.[2]

Ribbon bars of the order
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Knight Grand Cross
ETH Order of Menelik II - Grand Officer BAR.png
Knight Commander
ETH Order of Menelik II - Commander BAR.png
ETH Order of Menelik II - Officer BAR.png
ETH Order of Menelik II - Member BAR.png

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  1. ^ "Imperial Order of Emperor Menelik II, commander". medal-medaille.com. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Order of Menelik II". ethiopiancrown.org. Crown Council of Ethiopia. Retrieved May 18, 2017.