Share your favorites on Show & Tell

1969 (1977) Ethiopian Ten Santeem Coin

In World Coins > Show & Tell.
Recent activity5885 of 200169Happy New Year, CW! Wells Fargo Commemorative CoastersMidcentury Studio Pottery Bowl - DB?
9
Love it
0
Like it

SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
worthit2worthit2 loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
shareurpassionshareurpassion loves this.
BrunswickBrunswick loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
NewfldNewfld loves this.
See 7 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



    Posted 2 months ago

    keramikos
    (30 items)

    This is an example (correct, I hope) of an identified 1969 Ethiopian Ten Santeem coin.

    There are multiple difficulties for non-Ethiopian-speaking/reading people trying to do this, the first and most obvious of which are the characters on the coin. The words and years are in Ge'ez. The year on the coin is further complicated by the fact that Ethiopia doesn't use the same calendar as most Western countries.

    The first image is a modified copy of CW user Collectables59's Ethiopian Ten Santeem coin (which was identified as Ethiopian by CW user hunterqlee).

    The second is a snapshot of a similar Ethiopian Ten Santeem coin at Numista dot com.

    The third is a snapshot of output from the Ge'ez number converter tool at metaappz dot com.

    The fourth is a snapshot from Numista dot com of a group of Ten Santeem coins showing subtle differences in various editions thereof. Just for the heck of it.

    I'm marking this as solved, but feel free to differ. :-)

    Comments

    1. keramikos keramikos, 2 months ago
      References:

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/260137-numismatics

      https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces4885.html

      https://www.metaappz.com/Geez_Numbers_Converter/Default.aspx
    2. Collectables59 Collectables59, 2 months ago
      Well done what a clever girl you are. Ha ha.
    3. Brunswick Brunswick, 2 months ago
      We sometimes do not think outside our walls..Many country's and cultures use a diffrent form of time, measurement, calendar, etc., remember when learning the metric system here in the U.S.? How it was instructed to us as kids? It never truly caught on.
      The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters to our 26 and when it comes to money, some cultures use none at all???

      Thomas.
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 months ago
      Gee'eez, wha a ting ! And I thought I knew enough in enough diff. languages to get myself laid or killed anywhere in the world except Finland & Mongolia. LOL !!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.