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OffEtSO: Etiopiska Stjärnorden - Officer   Etiopien

Instiftad år: 1884 Valör: Guld
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The Order of the Star of Ethiopia was founded by Emperor Menelik, in his capacity as Negus of Shoa, and before he became Emperor of Ethiopia (in 1889). It is one of the older awards in the Imperial pantheon.

The Order comprises five grades: Knight Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Member. It is no longer awarded with Collar. In its earlier incarnations, under Emperors Menelik and Haile Selassie, some Grand Crosses were jewel embellished when given to foreign dignitaries. Arthus-Bertrand, in Paris, currently makes the Order.

The design of the Order is in the Ethiopian traditional filigree pattern, based on the shield. The Order has never been enamelled, and some original pieces were solid gold.

The riband of the Order is in equal thirds of the tricolour: (from right) red, yellow and green. The original riband, when the order was created, was in equal vertical stripes of blue, yellow, green and red, but were replaced, probably before the turn of the century, by the national tricolour.

Holders of the various grades of the Order may identify themselves by the use of the post-nominal initials: GCSE (Grand Cross), GOSE (Grand Officer), CSE (Commander), OSE (Officer), MSE (Member).