Order of the Queen of Sheba

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Order of the Queen of Sheba
Cordon of the Order of the Queen of Sheba (Ethiopia) - Memorial JK - Brasilia - DSC00428.JPG
Badge of the Order of the Queen of Sheba
Type Order of Merit
Country Ethiopian Empire
Royal house House of Solomon
Religious affiliation Ethiopian Orthodox
Sovereign Emperor of Ethiopia
Grades Collar
Grand Cordon
Grand Officer
Commander
Officer
Member or Knight
Precedence
Next (higher) Imperial Order of the Seal of Solomon
Next (lower) Order of the Holy Trinity
Order of The Queen of Sheba (Ethiopia) ribbon.gif
Ribbon of the order

The Order of the Queen of Sheba was originally instituted as a ladies' order in 1922 in the Ethiopian Empire by Empress Zawditu.[1]

Classes[edit]

The Order of the Queen of Sheba is presented in the following classes:[1]

  • Collar (only in favor of members of the royal family)
  • Grand Cordon (limited to 25)
  • Grand Officer (limited to 45)
  • Commander (limited to 55)
  • Officer (unlimited)
  • Member or Chevalier (i.e. "Knight"; also unlimited)

Description[edit]

The badge of the order is a gold Star of David. In the center is the right facing profile of the Queen of Sheba superimposed over a three-pointed star. The badge is surmounted by a depiction of a crown with five arches. The plaque bears the badge of the order mounted on a trefoil scroll inscribed in Amharic. The ribbon of the Order is purple edged in dark green.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ODM of Ethiopia: Order of The Queen of Sheba". Medals.org.uk. 2002-01-02. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 

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