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1969 (1977) Ethiopian Ten Santeem Coin

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    Posted 5 months ago

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    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. :-)


    1. keramikos keramikos, 5 months ago
    2. Collectables59 Collectables59, 5 months ago
      Well done what a clever girl you are. Ha ha.
    3. Brunswick Brunswick, 5 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???

    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 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 !!

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