Another medal issued in two grades — silver and bronze — was struck during the Emperor Haile Selassie period to commemorate the ties between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The two medals are identical save for the finish, and both have a broad riband of yellow with a small stripe of green down the left side, and a small band of red down the right side: the traditional Ethiopian colours.
The circular medal, about 38mm in diameter, is surmounted by an affixed Imperial Crown, with the loop for the riband behind the crown.
The text on the face, around a portrait of a bare-headed Emperor Haile Selassie, is in Amharic: “no-one can separate”. The text on the reverse, What nature has bound together, “image of two women (one Crowned) embracing, to This bone is of my bone”, — encircling an represent Ethiopia and Eritrea — is in Ge‘ez.1Both medals in the author’s possession. The year “1945” (Ethiopian calendar) is shown at the bottom of the design.