Posted 5 months ago
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. :-)