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Where can I find a miniature of a grand officer of the Star of Ethiopia?


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Hello!

 

I recently purchased a miniature chain to a highly decorated Swedish chamberlain who received the grand officer of the Star of Ethiopia in 1924. 

Unfortunately this miniature is missing from the chain and I would like to complete it. 

 

I have tried google but I haven't found any miniatures that fits. So if anyone can help me in any way it would be greatly appreciated. 

 

BR
Johan

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Johan,

 

Occasionally OSE miniatures appear on E-Bay France.

 

From the date you mention the Chamberlain would have received the order during Ras Tafari's visit to Sweden. As the Regent to Empress Zawditu he visited Europe in 1924. During this tour there were various exchanges of orders - Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg and United Kingdom. He visited Sweden, 7-13 June – an exchange of awards was made with King Gustav V, 1858-1959, – I have no details but it is known that Ras Tefari received the Order of the Seraphim.  I believe the King would have received the Order of the Seal of Solomon but have to date no firm evidence.

 

I attach a picture of the GO OSE awarded to the Joseph Bech the Prime Minister of Luxembourg in May 1924 - on display at the Luxembourg City Museum. The GO OSE is almost certainly by Bertrand of Paris and I would suggest the Swedish Chamberlain would have received the same model. I believe the King would have received the Order of the seal of Solomon but have to date no firm evidence.

 

Regards,

 

Owain

Ethiopia OSE Bech Luxembourg 1924.jpg

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Thank you Owain for the tip!

I shall keep an eye out on ebay.fr if one turns up now that I know what to look for. 

 

Haile Selassie received the order of the Seraphim on June 10 1924. 

 

Below is a photo of the Order of Salomon that King Gustaf V received. It is currently in the royal collection (Livrustkammaren). 

 

 

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Johann,

 

Thanks for the image  - interesting to note the badge is different from the one given to King Badouin which is a more skeletal design.  Is there an image of the breast star?

I have tried the Livrustkammaren website but can find no images of the King's awards.

 

Thanks,

 

Owain

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Johan,

 

Your query concerning the miniature has resulted in a revealing great images  - for which I am most grateful. I am working on a history of the Order of the Seal of Solomon and these images are most welcome.

 

My sincere thanks to you.

 

Kind regards,

 

Owain

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