Order of the Star of Ethiopia
|Order of the Star of Ethiopia|
Badge of the order
|Religious affiliation||Ethiopian Orthodox|
|Emperor of Ethiopia|
Ribbon of the order
The Order of the Star of Ethiopia was established as an order of knighthood of the Ethiopian Empire, founded by the Negus of Shoa and later Emperor of Ethiopia Menelik II in 1884–1885. It is currently awarded as a house order by the Crown Council of Ethiopia.
The Order was established to honour foreign and domestic civilian and military officials and individuals for service to the country, and is considered the fifth ranking order of the Empire of Ethiopia alongside the Order of Menelik II.
All grades of the Order are approved for wear as a foreign order (i.e. after all British and other Commonwealth decorations) by Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms, as it is on the "Schedule of Approved Countries and Awards". Elizabeth II herself was awarded the Chain and Collar of the Order of the Seal of Solomon.
- First Class
- Second Class
- Third Class
- Honneur & Gloire. Les trésors de la collection Spada, Paris: Musée national de la Légion d’honneur et des ordres de chevalerie, 2008, p. 354–355.
- «Ethiopian Imperial Orders» i Guy Stair Sainty og Rafal Heydel-Mankoo: World Orders of Knighthood and Merit, andre bind, Buckingham: Burke's Peerage, 2006, p. 779–781.
- Gregor Gatscher-Riedl: Die Orden des äthiopischen Kaiserreichs und der salomonidischen Dynastie. In: Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Ordenskunde, Nr. 91, Wien, August 2013, p. 1-22.
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