Ethiopia 2003 Emperor Tewodros's Amulet

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  • Date of Issue : 04 September 2003
  • three values
  • Quantity Issued: 100,000 sets
  • Designer: Bogale Belachew
  • Printer: Madras Security Printers, India
  • Printing Process: 4 Color Lithography
  • stamp format height 40½mm x width 28½mm

The Amulet of Emperor Tewodros (c1818-1868)

Notes: amulets were personal to the wearer and were normally buried with them. They contained compressed parchment documents. Tweodros committed suicide on April 13, 1868 at the time of the British incursion at Magdala; the amulet was scheduled for return to Ethiopia in 2003