Order of Emperor Menelik II, Grand Officer Breast Star
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This Order was established by Tafari Makonnen as regent in 1924. It was discontinued as a state award following the collapse of the Empire in 1974. It is currently awarded by the Crown Council of Ethiopia, and was amended by this body in 1996.
It was mainly conferred upon senior officials of the Ethiopian Armed Forces, high-ranking officers of the Imperial Court, and foreigners.
The Order was limited to 35 Grand Crosses, 45 Grand Officers, and 55 Commanders. There was an unlimited amount of Officers and Knights.
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