Order of Menelik II

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]

Order of Menelik II
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Badge of the Order of Menelik II
TypeHouse order
CountryEthiopian Empire
Royal houseHouse of Solomon
Religious affiliationEthiopian Orthodox
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SovereignEmperor of Ethiopia
GradesGrand Cross
Knight Commander
Commander
Officer
Member
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of the Holy Trinity
Next (lower)Order of the Star of Ethiopia
Ribbon bars of the order
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Knight Grand Cross
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Knight Commander
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Commander
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Officer
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Member

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ReferencesEdit

  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.