From the time of the defeat of the Italians in 1896 the Ethiopians awarded medals - a sort of magical attempt to Europeanize.  There got to be quite a large batch of them in the days of Haile Selassie, many graded orders to lavish on the feudal cats I mean "retainers" he had to placate.  Some of them have been available from time to time, the treasury having been looted several times since the 1970s.

ETHIOPIA, Addis Ababa - Djibouti Railroad medal, 1903, 32mm bronze, without ribbon as issued, XF $33.00 sold 2/5/2008
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 a) Return of Eritrea, 1945, "silver" (i.e. not silver),  lightly cleaned, XF $85.00  sold
 b) Exile, 1945, bronze, XF $65.00 sold

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