Ethiopian Order of the Red Cross, is significant in that it was, like the Military Medal, created in 1901-1902, under the patronage of the Empress,1Ibid. and employed the same insignia as the Red Cross symbol employed by the Swiss-founded medical relief agency. In the original version of the Order, the cross surmounted a silver Star of David.2Ibid.
Later, according to HH Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate, the Order showed the Red Cross overlain with the Imperial Ethiopian Lion, and with the Crown of Ethiopia atop the Cross.
Also of note was the medal struck to commemorate the end of the Korean War. Arthus-Bertrand, in Paris, made that particular medal, as did C.C. Sporrong & Co., of Sweden. That silver medal is in the shape of a Coptic cross with an Imperial Crown surmounting the medal. Included on the inscription are the words “Korea 1943 [Ethiopian calendar], year of mercy”.