Sunday, February 25, 2007

Coronation Stamp

Coronation Stamp Solomon’s seal
Ethiopia 1930. Coronation Symbols. Notice the Star of David on the right side of the stamp, as part of the coronation symbols.

Dr. Steven Carol wrote in his article titled
The Lion of Judah and the Land of Judah: Ethiopia and Israel, The Historic and Philatelic Link
Another emblem of the Ethiopian royal house, worn also by the Emperor's Guard, was the Jew­ish Shield of David (Magen David)- the six-pointed star - which was called the "Shield of Sol­omon." The Lion of Judah and the Shield of Solomon both are featured as symbols of the empire on the set of seven stamps issued November 2, 1930 (Scott Nos. 210-216), to commemorate the cor­onation of Haile Selassie as Emperor of Ethiopia.
Thirty-six years later, the Shield of Sol­omon was again visible on a set of three stamps (Scott Nos. 463-465) is-­sued on November 1, 1966, to commem­orate fifty years of Haile Selassie's leader­ship. The basic design depicts a map of Ethiopia, the Emperor seated on his throne, and a curtain from which dangles the Shield of Solomon.

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