Rare Sword of Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II
Addis Ababa , Ethiopia
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RARE EMPEROR MENELIK II OF ETHIOPIA ABYSSINIAN IMPERIAL GUARD SWORD. This type of the high quality bladeswere especially made in Germany for the member of the Imperial guard of the Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia and presented as a diplomatic gift to Emperor Menelik II himself or to the nobles of his court. "MENELIK" inscription in Amharic with the symbol of the Ethiopian monarchy 'Lion of Judah',is on one side and St George fighting the dragon with Amharic inscription "St George" on the other. Very good condition with some minor rust spots..